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Bridge Collapses

(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County is having to replace a bridge that was not originally on the budget for replacement.  Due to the Memorial Day flooding, and subsequent rains that have continued to erode the embankment, a bridge that spans Willow Creek collapsed this past week, falling into the creek.  Plymouth County Engineer, Tom Rohe offers an update as to what happened following the initial flooding.

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Rohe says he faces a new dilemma in how best to remove the fallen bridge from the creek.

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Rohe estimates the cost to replace the bridge between $375,000 to $400,000.  He says it is likely the state will assist the county with the costs to replace the bridge.

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