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Wis. DOT closes river bridge near Prescott

ELLSWORTH (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has closed a section of state Highway 35 in Pierce County because of concerns that recent heavy rainfall could affect the Big River Bridge.

The portion of highway is near Ellsworth. Crews are making repairs to the bridge to make sure its structure can hold up to high and heavy currents in the Big River, which flows into Mississippi River.

The highway will remain closed until officials decide the bridge is safe for the public.

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