Friday, August 19, 2011
Black Hawk Bridge will be closed at least through next week as crews repair an 18 inch crack found Wednesday in the floor beam.
The crack wouldn’t cause the bridge to collapse, but it requires immediate repair, said Mitch Dillavou, director of the engineering bureau at the Iowa Department of Transportation.
“There’s still damage to it, and damage can cause more damage,” he said.
Supplies will arrive Monday to repair the crack, which is just wide enough to allow sunlight through. Crews will continue an inspection through Friday, and if no other damage is found, the bridge should be open at the end of next week.