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An East Grand Forks City crew puts up the floodwall on 12 St. NW in East Grand Forks Monday in preperation for the coming crest on the Red River. (John Stennes/Grand Forks Herald)

Point Bridge to close today in Grand Forks

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GRAND FORKS - The Point Bridge connecting Grand Forks and East Grand Forks on Minnesota Avenue will close at 9 a.m. this morning, a Grand Forks official said.

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Kevin Dean, public information officer, said the bridge is normally closed when the river reaches about 45 feet. That is expected to happen by Thursday.

But the cities decided to close it a bit early, Dean said, because officials expect water levels to come up very quickly.

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