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Governor Issues Disaster Proclamation for Lansing Bridge

Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation following the sudden structural failure of the Lansing bridge.

The disaster proclamation, issued on Thursday for Allamakee and Clayton counties, is in response to the discovery of two moving piers earlier this week. The bridge is located in Lansing, Iowa on Iowa Highway 9 and connects to Wisconsin Highway 35. 

The governor’s proclamation activates the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Repair Program. It authorizes emergency relief funding to cover the costs of repair or reconstruction of federal-aid routes that have suffered severe damage as a result of sudden structural failure. 

The Iowa DOT closed the bridge on Sunday, with efforts underway to fix the issue. They’re also working on alternative transportation options for those who rely on the bridge.

The proclamation is effective immediately and will continue through March 30th.

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