Intermittent closures on the Black Hawk Bridge at Lansing delayed indefinitely due to high river levels

Due to high water levels on the Mississippi River, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is postponing the intermittent short-term closures planned for the Black Hawk Bridge at Lansing until water levels are safe to resume work on construction of the new bridge. Currently, the DOT does not have an estimation of when work will resume but will continue to provide updates when the river returns to a level that will allow the construction of a new pier and driving the pier foundation for the new bridge that will replace the current bridge.

The intermittent closures had originally been scheduled to begin last week, the week of June 17 but were postponed a week due to the higher river levels. That June 24 postponement has now been postponed indefinitely until water levels return to safe consideration, with those temporary closures up to two hours in length being planned in an effort to reduce vibration from construction activity and traffic, limiting the chance of damage occurring to the existing bridge.

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