The Iowa DOT sought input from the community during the planning stages of project development. The result was a local preference for the concrete arch bridge to be replaced with another arch structure, thus keeping the river free of supporting piers and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the arch bridge theme prevalent at the two other nearby river crossings in town. An above-deck, steel through-arch bridge type was chosen as the final concept. The new bridge will feature a 42-foot roadway, a sidewalk and a bicycle trail. Design is currently underway, with construction of the new bridge expected to begin in late 2010.
The images shown of the replacement concept are for illustration only, as the final configuration may be different once the design process is complete.
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