AMES, Iowa – Aug. 17, 2011 – The bridge carrying Iowa 9 over the Mississippi River at Lansing in Allamakee County is closed to traffic in both directions, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).
During a regular inspection, the consultant found a crack in the floor beam under the bridge deck. Upon discovery, the bridge was closed immediately.
It is unknown at this time the duration of the closure. The bridge inspection will continue during the next two days. The Iowa DOT is in the process of developing a repair procedure, which will determine the duration of the closure.
Presently, traffic is being redirected. Follow the marked detour when posted. The Iowa DOT will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.
Contact: Norm McDonald at 515-239-1206 or Mitch Dillavou at 515-290-6531