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    I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    both lanes.

    EDIT: East of 380 interchange somewhere.

    heres a link:
    http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/19821389.html


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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Wow. That is a major road to close for that long.


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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Would this affect me if I am going from IC to Davenport? It sounds like that is the area they are closing.



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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    I know right where that is, as I grew up about 10 miles away...its just east of the Tipton interstate exit...Atalissa, IA...there is a diesel only gas station just west of the river there....and a greasy spoon diner just east of there. That bridge spans the Cedar.


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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    Would this affect me if I am going from IC to Davenport? It sounds like that is the area they are closing.
    Yes, it will.You might want to take the West Liberty Exit, about 6 miles east of there...head north for one mile, then go back to the east...that will take you over the Cedar River at Rochester, I think the bridge is high enough there...then take hiway 38 south back to the interestate. Not a horrible detour, as long as that bridge in Rochester is open.


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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    I drove this stretch yesterday for work and am not suprised by the closing.



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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Wow, that is going to cause some headaches



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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    The railroad bridge by Penford just collapsed!

    The put railcars on it filled with rock to try to stabilize it (its old). .but now they're floating down river and may take out 12th Ave bridge



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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    The railroad bridge by Penford just collapsed!

    The put railcars on it filled with rock to try to stabilize it (its old). .but now they're floating down river and may take out 12th Ave bridge
    Wow, that sounds like a nightmare.



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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    The railroad bridge by Penford just collapsed!

    The put railcars on it filled with rock to try to stabilize it (its old). .but now they're floating down river and may take out 12th Ave bridge
    I was just talking to my brother in law about that last night. He was under the opinion that it was a matter of time before it went. Then it'd be a real mess.



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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    both lanes.

    sounds like west of 380 interchange somewhere.

    heres a link:
    DOT Preparing to close parts of Interstate 80 Friday | KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Local News
    I think its east of the 380 interchange, or am I reading it wrong.


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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    both lanes.

    sounds like west of 380 interchange somewhere.

    I think you mean west of Highway 38.



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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    The railroad bridge by Penford just collapsed!
    That is in CR ?? I am originally from the area but have been away too long.
    edit: I figured it out, back in my CR days it was call Penick & Ford.


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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Putting railcars on the bridge to support is a good idea in theory, but a lot of theories don't pan out: Lone gunman, Geometry, Communism...



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    Re: I-80 to close tomorrow for 2-3 days

    Quote Originally Posted by vanillathrilla View Post
    Putting railcars on the bridge to support is a good idea in theory, but a lot of theories don't pan out: Lone gunman, Geometry, Communism...
    Actually, it's a crappy theory. Anyone with sense could show you that the additional weight would weaken, not strengthen the bridge.

    Take anything you like, and try to collapse it with a 90 degree force vector with, and then without a weight on it. We used to do this with beercans when I was a kid.


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