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Sioux City bridge repair project may be delayed until 2019

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Officials say there may be a delay in starting repair work on a bridge that spans the Big Sioux River, connecting Sioux City to North Sioux City, South Dakota.

The Sioux City Journal reports the anticipated five-month closure of the Military Road bridge may not happen until 2019.

The city had originally slotted the work to begin this year but says a languishing permit process through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could push back the start date.

Sioux City submitted a required permit application to the Corps in February.

Civil engineer Brittany Anderson says the Corps ran into funding issues that hampered its ability to approve and review the permits, leaving the city's permit application backlogged among several other project permits.

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