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Still backing up

A big grain cart on a semi-truck got hung up on a South Platte River Bridge Thursday afternoon, blocking traffic for a half hour.

The driver tried to drive north across the bridge, which only has a single lane because it is under re-construction. The big wheels of the grain cart would not fit between the railings.

Working from 2:45-3:15 p.m., Nebraska State Troopers painstakingly helped stalled back up, turn around and head to other routes. 

That allowed the semi-driver to back up to the Halligan St. intersection and turn toward another bridge. 

Bridges are open at Newberry Road on the east side of the city, and Buffalo Bill Ave on the west side.

Truckers are advised to take Newberry Road.

The two bridges on U.S. 83 will be restricted to one lane for the rest of the summer.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/10/2014
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