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Traffic slows on the Prairie Street Bridge as it approaches the railroad crossing as a train passes over the bridge Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. The bridge is set for repair work and will be closed Jan. 7, 2013 according to street signs positioned near the bridge. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) ¬ ¬ (AP)

A cyclist pedals over the Prairie Street Bridge as he heads west approaching Water Fall Drive Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. The bridge is set for repair work and will be closed Jan. 7, 2013 according to street signs positioned near the bridge. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) ¬ ¬ (AP)

Traffic moves in both directions after a train moved along the crossing at the Prairie Street Bridge Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. The bridge is set for repair work and will be closed Jan. 7, 2013 according to street signs positioned near the bridge. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) ¬ ¬ (AP)

A cyclist pedals over the Prairie Street Bridge as he heads west approaching Water Fall Drive Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Traffic on the other side of the bridge waits as a train moves over the crossing.The bridge is set for repair work and will be closed Jan. 7, 2013 according to street signs positioned near the bridge. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) ¬ ¬ (AP)
Prairie Street Bridge to close Monday

Posted on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Truth Staff

ELKHART — The Prairie Street Bridge between Jackson Boulevard and Waterfall Drive will close for construction Monday.

The Elkhart County Highway Department has contracted Northern Indiana Construction to replace the bridge’s beams, widen the sidewalks and add more lighting. The bridge is expected to reopen July 29.

Traffic will be rerouted from Prairie Street to East Jackson Boulevard to Goshen Avenue to Indiana Avenue and back to Prairie Street.