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Work continues on the Van Buren Street Bridge. Check out the progress:

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Construction crews began installing beams on the north side of the Van Buren Street Bridge Tuesday morning.

The bridge over the St. Marys river has been closed since Jan. 11.

Originally built in 1934 and redone in 1994, engineers said the existing concrete box beams were cracking.

That's why crews are now working to install new support beams and make improvements to the structure.

This work means Van Buren Street from Superior Street to Pape Avenue will remain closed throughout the project.

Work is slated to wrap up in August.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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