Iowa DOT News

Updated information on the closure of the Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing

MASON CITY, Iowa – Feb. 27, 2024 – On Sunday, Feb. 25, the Iowa Department of Transportation was alerted to unexpected movement on the existing Mississippi River Bridge connecting Iowa Highway 9 in Lansing, Iowa to Wisconsin Highway 82 in rural Crawford County, Wisconsin. The bridge was closed as a result of this discovery.

After thoroughly inspecting the bridge, engineers have determined there has been movement in two existing bridge piers near the work zone.

Work is already in progress to stabilize the two impacted piers so we can reopen the bridge as quickly as possible. However, work is expected to take up to two months. The bridge will not be reopened until it is deemed safe.

The nearest bridges for vehicle traffic to cross the Mississippi River are at La Crescent, Minnesota/Lacrosse, Wisconsin, or Marquette, Iowa/Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

We are currently working on alternative transportation options for those who rely on the bridge.

For updates on the bridge construction and optional transportation services, please go to Brief updates will be posted to the website and you can sign up to receive more detailed updates, as well.

You can also find more information on the Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing Facebook page at


Contact: Clayton Burke at 515-290-2376 or [email protected]


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