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Old 11-01-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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At least I think the Lowry is still closed - I gave up on it after what seems like years of being closed. Then they add the Plymouth Ave bridge to the closed list. Broadway gets to be quite a jam especially when it snows - which could be happening soon.

Why have these been closed for so long?
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:45 AM
 
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Both are suppose to be open sometime in the summer of 2012.
Welcome to the Lowry Avenue Bridge Website
Plymouth Avenue Bridge repairs coming | StarTribune.com
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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I understand that in the past 2 weeks the Lowry bridge has started to have its central support beams put in place.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: St Paul
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Let's hope they never re-open. Over & over residents of the resurrected Nordeast area have talked about the drop in crime & how much safer the area is since they've closed those bridges to the absolute worst parts of Mpls.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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Well that's an interesting perspective. I wonder why the criminals wouldn't just go across Broadway though.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: St Paul
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Well that's an interesting perspective. I wonder why the criminals wouldn't just go across Broadway though.
It's an extra 5-6 miles to go all the way around. Much easier to dip across the Lowry bridge & dart right back if you're on a bike or walking.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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The Plymouth Ave bridge is right by Broadway - just a couple minutes away.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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Crime went down in Northeast over the last several years. And crime went down in North Mpls, too. I think G3000 is blowing smoke. Or inhaling it...
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Let's hope they never re-open. Over & over residents of the resurrected Nordeast area have talked about the drop in crime & how much safer the area is since they've closed those bridges to the absolute worst parts of Mpls.
Those uppity Nordeasterners can suck it with their biased pop science theories and delusions of grandeur that their dumpy little neighborhoods are so appealing to criminals (who apparently only live in North Minneapolis, yet some NOMI n'hoods have lower crime rates than a number of NE n'hoods). Similar to what audadvnc was saying- yes they've had drops in crime in Northeast, but guess what, the 4th precinct/North Minneapolis has had even greater drops in crime (proportionally) than what NE Mpls is reporting since the bridge closures (so maybe we're benefiting from the bridge closures?).

My North Minneapolis area has recently had a small rash of incidents perpetrated by a couple of Robbinsdale residents, kind of funny as I've heard Robbinsdale residents spew the same BS as what you're spewing above about people wanting to keep all the "northside riff-raff" out of their area, lol.

And I loved Gibby's response above.

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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If there is a group of residents more full of themselves than the Uptown crowd it would have to be Nordeasterners.
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