Coggon Railroad Bridge Damage “Relatively Minor”

COGGON, Iowa (AP) – A railroad spokesman says a historic Iowa bridge that ignited this week is now in need of repair.

Canadian National Railway spokesman Mark Hallman told KCRG-TV Thursday that the repairs to the Buffalo Creek bridge aren’t expected to delay traffic. He described the work as “relatively minor.”

It’s unclear how long the repairs will take. The company uses the line to transport grain between Manchester and Cedar Rapids.

Coggon Fire Capt. Jason Hartman said the bridge was fully engulfed when responders arrived Wednesday. He says the curved truss bridge is unique and of historical value to the locals.

The cause of the fire is unclear.