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Attendees of a dedication ceremony for the Old Highway 16 bridge connecting Chamberlain and Oacoma gather for a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon near the bridge, which recently underwent an extensive rehabilitation project. (Chris Huber/Republic)

'Vital' river link reopens in area

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CHAMBERLAIN -- The barricades blocking the road across the historic Chamberlain truss bridge are removed, permanently reopening the bridge to traffic and marking the end of a lengthy rehabilitation project.


April Reis, of the Chamberlain/Oacoma Area Chamber of Commerce, said it is a relief to have the bridge open.

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