Bridge repair to take 2 months


Montana Department of Transportation officials said it will take about two months to repair a bridge on U.S. Highway 2 near Chinook that collapsed during a traffic accident Tuesday.

According to a press release from MDT, the existing structure can be repaired, and the department has begun accepting bids for the project. The contract will be awarded immediately and construction should begin by the end of next week, the release said.

"Our goal is to get the traffic back on U.S. 2 within two months, if not sooner," Great Falls district administrator Mick Johnson said in the release. "In the me...

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