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The flooding of June 2012 overwhelmed two culverts near the corner of 63rd Avenue West and Bristol Street in West Duluth, and portions of the streets have been closed ever since. On 63rd Avenue West, the concrete culvert (visible at lower right) remained intact, but floodwaters rushing around it eroded gravel and dirt from under the street and washed away a sidewalk. (Andrew Krueger / akrueger@duluthnews.com)

Work to begin this spring on West Duluth bridges closed since June 2012 flooding

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Nearly two years after two West Duluth bridges were damaged and closed in the wake of major flooding, permits are in place for the spans to be reconstructed and reopened.

The city of Duluth announced Wednesday that construction may begin as soon as April 30 on the 63rd Avenue West and Bristol Street bridges over Keene Creek.

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