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Published April 20, 2011, 03:49 PM

Sorlie Bridge Remains Closed; Opening Date Unknown

Those hoping to use Sorlie Bridge will have to wait at a while. Officials say the water seems to have leveled off but still needs to go down.

Those hoping to use Sorlie Bridge will have to wait at a while.

Officials say the water seems to have leveled off but still needs to go down enough to get a boat underneath for an inspection.

"We simply have to wait for the river level to get a little bit lower and we have to wait for the Department of Transportation to finish its inspections to make sure that everything is ok," GF public relations officer Kevin Dean said.

Dean says the water is going down a little slower than people had thought and hoped but they will continue to keep the cities updated on the status of the bridge.

City officials hope to have the bridge open by around the weekend, but wouldn't say a definite date for opening.

The Kennedy Bridge on Gateway Drive is open. The Louis Murray Bridge in East Grand Forks was opened earlier this week. There is not word yet on when the Point Bridge will open.

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