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Government Bridge temporarily closes for railroad repairs today


ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois — As workers make repairs on the railroad that runs over the Government Bridge, some closures to traffic will be put in place.

The Iowa Interstate Railroad will close the bridge to vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, boats, and trains, according to a statement from the Arsenal.   The closure will begin Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 5 a.m. and will last until Thursday, September 15 at 5 a.m.

Drivers will see barricades, sign, and flagmen out to detour traffic during the closure.

Related: Traffic switch coming for drivers traveling around John Deere Road construction