Wind damage closes Hwy 101 bridge

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Crews evaluate the damage caused by the weekend's rain and windstorm to galvanized sheet metal platforms on the Astoria Bridge Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 in Astoria, Ore. Highway officials say traffic has resumed on the Astoria-Megler Bridge near the mouth of the Columbia River. Both lanes were open as of Monday afternoon on the important link between the southwest corner of Washington state and northwestern Oregon. High winds Sunday damaged the platforms workers were using for a paint and repair job on the bridge, so it was closed for safety reasons. Highway officials said the bridge itself wasn't damaged. (AP Photo/The Daily Astorian, Alex Pajunas)