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Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Ron Johnson urge DC to help reopen damaged Lansing bridge over Mississippi River



The Highway 82 bridge connects Lansing, Iowa to Highway 35 in Wisconsin, south of De Soto.

U.S. Senators from Wisconsin and Iowa are seeking help in getting a Mississippi River bridge open again.

They’re calling on the White House to work with both states in finding ways to finish repairs on the Black Hawk Bridge between Lansing, Iowa, and De Soto, Wis.

The bridge has been closed for almost three weeks because of structural failures. It’s caused drivers to take long detours about 30 miles away.

Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson from Wisconsin were joined by Iowa Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst in asking the president and the U.S. Department of Transportation to move quickly to fix the bridge.

It closed suddenly last month when those structural problems were discovered.

More than 2,000 drivers routinely use the bridge daily. Many have to detour to La Crosse or Prairie du Chien to cross the Mississippi.

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. John Q Public

    March 15, 2024 at 6:00 am

    I’m sure if you agree to give a 10 per cent kickback from the money to the Biden criminal regime campaign you will get the money…thats how it seems to work for Iran, Hamas, Ukraine, and Red China.

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