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UPDATE: Wausau Police have person of interest in bridge theft investigation

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Wausau police tell Newsline 9 they have a person of interest in the investigation into the theft of nuts and bolts from pedestrian railings.

Police say the nuts and bolts are from the Washington Street and Scott Street bridges. Police were notified that they were missing Friday morning by a supervisor from the Department of Public Works.

In total, 137 bolts were stolen from the west Washington Street bridge and between 80 to 100 nuts were stolen from the Scott Street bridge, according to police. They are used to anchor the railing that rests on top of the concrete barrier along the sideway.

The Wausau Department of Public Works is working to replace the missing parts and they should be finished replaced the parts by the end of this week, Phillips says.

Phillips adds that all other bridges in town have been checked for damages. Police say the railings are not at risk of tipping.

Police also say four bolts were missing from the Dudley Bridge. Investigators are asking for anyone who has information about the theft to call police at 715-261-1200.


Photos courtesy of Wausau Police Department
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