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Sagamore Bridge Work Completed

There's a clear path to Cape Cod again.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week completed work on the Sagamore Bridge and reopened all four lanes to traffic in plenty of time for the summer tourist season.

A Corps spokesman said the bridge opened well ahead of the target date of Memorial Day.

The work shut down two lanes on the bridge and caused severe traffic backups for months, even when Cape traffic wasn't at its heaviest.

The Sagamore work included repairs and replacement of the road surface and sidewalks, parapets and the electrical system. It had been nearly three decades since the bridge underwent such extensive repairs.

Renovations on the Bourne Bridge begin in the fall. The total cost to repair both spans is $5.5 million.

This program aired on May 15, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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