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County G bridge project underway


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OMA, Wis. - A portion of County Road G in Iron County closed Monday as work got underway building a new bridge.

The work is being done where County G crosses the outlet of Long Lake, approximately 7 miles east of U.S. 51.

The bridge will replace the two existing culverts, which Iron County Highway Commissioner Mike Swartz said badly needed to be replaced.

He said he recognizes the road closure may inconvenience some, but the work couldn't be avoided.

"It needs to be done. ... The culverts were actually deficient to the point they were probably...