Interstate closed due to deterioration of pilings

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — State transportation officials have closed a section of Interstate 35 in Duluth after an inspection found a deteriorating support piling.

The damaged piling is one of 38 that support a low bridge on the southbound lanes of the interstate. Minnesota Department of Transportation engineer Duane Hill tells the Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/I2zQs1 ) the piling was so corroded they could see through it.

Repairs are expected to begin Tuesday. Officials expect the southbound lanes to be closed for at least a week or more.

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Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthnewstribune.com

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