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HEARING SET ON PLANS FOR SECOND PEACE BRIDGE

The Peace Bridge Authority will hold a public hearing from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Central Library auditorium on its plans to build a second bridge by 2002.

The hearing is required as part of the environmental review for the proposed $57.3 million project. The authority has identified three possible designs for the four-lane span, which could be located on either side of the present bridge.

Board members prefer building a similar-appearing steel-frame bridge to the south. Construction would begin in early 1999, and the authority hopes to have it completed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the current bridge, Aug. 7, 2002.

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