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Highway 82 Bridge Reopened

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported that the Highway 82 bridge between Lansing, Iowa and State Highway 35 had been closed due to a barge accident that occurred last Saturday evening, November 6, at around 7:00 p.m.

The two lane bridge between Lansing, Iowa and Wisconsin was closed after a barge struck it Saturday evening. It’s not clear why the barge hit the bridge. Transportation officials say the sharp turn of the river north of the bridge can prove difficult for barge traffic.

Traffic was re-routed through either La Crosse or Prairie du Chien during the closure. The Highway 82 bridge over the Mississippi River between Iowa and Wisconsin has since passed inspection and is now reopened to traffic.