BNSF Bridge Closures

BNSF to close for repairs

Repairs to Fort Madison bridge to cause major closures.


FORT MADISON - The bridge over the Mississippi River between Fort Madison and Niota will see substantial closures this summer and fall for maintenance.
According to a release from Burlington Northern Santa Fe on  Monday, the bridge will be closed to auto traffic in August and from September through November.
In a statement released, the railroad indicated the following:
"In the interest of public safety, the Fort Madison bridge will temporarily close to automobiles for necessary repairs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 30, 2024, and again Sept. 9 through Nov. 22, 2024
Illinois State Route 9 between Niota, IL and Fort Madison, IA
Maintenance work will include replacing floor beams and associated stringers at six different locations on both the east and west approach. Since the bridge is owned and operated by BNSF Railway, toll revenue collected on the bridge is paying for part of the maintenance with BNSF making up the remainder of the cost. No public dollars are being used. We appreciate the public’s patience during this time.
BNSF will halt work during the Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8 to allow for traffic across the bridge.
The closest other bridges across the river are Keokuk to the south and Burlington to the north.

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