MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A river bridge between Minnesota and Wisconsin closed Friday for emergency repairs.

hole in highway 243 bridge Bridge Over St. Croix River Closes After Hole Appears

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There is a hole in the deck of the Highway 243 Bridge, which spans the St. Croix River between Franconia Township and Osceola, Wisconsin.

hole in highway 243 bridge 2 Bridge Over St. Croix River Closes After Hole Appears

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed the bridge Friday morning to inspect the damage, and it will stay closed through the weekend for repairs.

Alternate routes include the Highway 8 and Interstate 94 bridges.

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