High water level causes issues with bridge work

Work on the 2nd Ave. Rum River bridge in Cambridge was suspended last week due to the high water level in the river. The water had reached a level that was above the coffer dams, which caused a delay in pouring concrete. Work began again on Saturday, Aug. 20, when the water receded below the coffer dam. The city has a new schedule for bridge completion, but with the Aug. 23 rain, the completion date may be pushed back again. Originally, there had been an Oct. 15 deadline for the final concrete ware course on the bridge deck. Photo by Elizabeth Sias