Bridge to stay closed through Oct. 26


FORT MADISON – Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are indicating that the Fort Madison bridge will be closed until Oct. 27.

According to a spokesperson with BNSF, repair teams are replacing several steel beams and to get the beams in place the concrete highway deck has to be removed and reinstalled after the beams are replaced.

The construction and re-installation taking place on the deck are the more time-consuming parts of the routine repairs.

Originally the bridge was supposed to have reopened by now, but officials say barring any further delays, the bridge deck is scheduled to re-open by Oct. 27.


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