Drivers are hoping the High Bridge in downtown Eau Claire will be opened to traffic soon. WQOW-TV reports the contractor is scheduled to have all repairs completed by the end of the month. City engineers say that means the bridge that has been closed for more than six months could be opened up sometime in March. Structural damage in the form of a significant crack in the structure’s third limestone pier caused the shutdown last June. When it’s done the total cost of the project should approach three million dollars. Some design changes pushed the price higher.

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