Government Bridge no longer closing for repairs

The Government Bridge on the Rock Island Arsenal will be closed Saturday.

ROCK ISLAND- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District has announced that they will soon repair the lower guide wall for Lock and Dam 15.

They had planned to start the work on October 13, 2018. However, according to Eric Cramer from Arsenal Island, because of river conditions, the government bridge will remain open this weekend October 13-14.

(Arsenal Island)

Originally they said in a statement:

“This work will require scheduled closures of the Government Bridge. At this time closures are only planned for Saturdays, starting on Oct. 13. The number and time of closures will be based on repair progress and weather conditions.”

Again, the bridge will remain open October, 13.

WQAD will keep you updated as we receive more information.

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