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Originally published: 2013-02-22 12:06:50
Last modified: 2013-02-22 12:22:44

Highway 19E reopens through Spruce Pine

Matthew Hundley / (

After seven months of detouring traffic through Spruce Pine, road crews have reopened the bridge on Highway19E at Spruce Pine. As of presstime, only a single lane of traffic was open in each direction, and construction crews were at work preparing the bridge and its other two lanes to accept traffic. Cranes and other heavy equipment were still active on the bridge.

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