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Julien Dubuque Bridge could open as early as Monday

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Iowa DOT resident construction engineer Hugh Holak said the Julien Dubuque Bridge could open as early as Monday, four days ahead of schedule.

Holak said Friday that workers have finished pouring concrete around all seven expansion joints that were replaced, and nearly have completed sealing a barrier rail.

He said now it's just a matter of waiting for the concrete to cure. Once that's done, the bridge will be ready to open.

Originally, construction on the Julien Dubuque Bridge was slated to close the entire stretch, minus the pedestrian trail, until July 31.

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