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Construction vessel may have harmed 520 floating bridge

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Elaine Thompson
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Associated Press

A construction vessel working on a new Highway 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington at Seattle may be responsible damaging an anchor cable on the existing bridge.

The Transportation Department says the area around the bridge is restricted, except for construction vessels.

The damage was discovered Tuesday and divers are working on repairs expected to cost $200,000.

The department is trying to identify the vessel responsible for the damage.