Fort Madison Bridge

Oct 22, 2012 9:00am

 

Electric Line Work to Close Mississippi River Bridge Morning of Oct. 22

Bridge closed from 9 a.m.noon to allow electric transmission line work

The Mississippi River bridge connecting Fort Madison and Niota  will be closed to traffic between 9 a.m. and noon on Monday, Oct. 22 to allow crews from ITC Midwest LLC (ITC) to perform maintenance on an electric transmission line that runs along the span.

The 69-kilovolt (kV) line is one of two electric transmission lines installed along the bridge. Crews will need to close the bridge to make repairs on a lightning arrestor, a piece of equipment that helps protect the line in the event of a lightning strike.

While the bridge is closed, drivers will need to take an alternate route to cross the river. ITC estimates the bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon, but the bridge will open before noon if repairs can be completed prior to that time.

Tom Petersen

Director – Communications

ITC Midwest

123 Fifth Street SE

Cedar Rapids IA 52401

319-297-6793 (office)

319-899-9513 (cell)

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