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Lansing Bridge Closed Due to Two Moving Piers

The Lansing bridge is closed after it was discovered the piers were moving. 

On Sunday, the Iowa DOT 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.

The DOT says work is already in progress to stabilize the two impacted piers so they 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.

The DOT is currently working on alternative transportation options for those who rely on the bridge.

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