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Boat dock in La Crosse breaks loose, gets stuck under Isle La Plume bridge



Traffic has been blocked for part of the day on the La Crosse bridge connecting Isle La Plume to Norplex Drive, because a private dock broke loose and jammed beneath the bridge.

City vehicles have been blocking vehicle access to the Niedbalski bridge over the river since late Sunday morning, when the boat dock floated downstream and became stuck under the span.

A boat dock that came loose on the Mississippi became jammed under the bridge at La Crosse’s Isle La Plume on Apr. 23rd, 2023

River levels on the Mississippi are at their highest point in more than 20 years. The National Weather Service says the river stage at La Crosse was at 15.4 feet late Sunday morning, making the current flood the fourth-highest on record in the city. The river is expected to crest at 16.1 feet late Wednesday night or early Thursday.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Kent Porter

    April 28, 2023 at 1:19 pm


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