Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bridge status

I can't believe that the Great River Bridge closed...or all of the other closings.
Taken from www.thehawkeye.com

Bridge status
With water flowing quickly into the Mississippi River from flooded Iowa rivers, several Iowa river crossings are either closed or in danger of closing.

Status of bridges over the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa

* The U.S. 136 crossing at Keokuk is open to only local traffic. Flaggers are in place to assist motorists.

* The Iowa side of the river is flooding in Fort Madison causing the U.S. 61 bridge to close.

*A levee breech south of Gulfport, Ill. caused the U.S. 34 bridge at Burlington, Iowa, bridge to close. Traffic is being rerouted at Biggsville, Ill., and at Central Avenue in Burlington.

* While the Iowa 92 bridge in Muscatine is open, portions of the roadway south of the city and along the riverfront are closed due to flooding. Iowa 22 east of Muscatine is also closed, making it difficult to reach destinations beyond Muscatine. U.S. 61 north of Wapello is closed, interrupting the direct Burlington-to-Muscatine route

* Travelers on Interstate 80 or points north should use the Mississippi River bridges in or north of the Quad Cities. Travelers hoping to cross the Mississippi south of I-80 will need to travel to Quincy, Ill., and use the Bayview Bridge on Illinois Route 96. The Bayview Bridge is temporarily carrying traffic in both directions. The Memorial Bridge in Quincy is closed.

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