|FOX 17 INFORMER|
REPAIRS FINISHED: Mile Long Bridge Open
A metro bridge is open ahead of schedule after it was closed for repairs in March.
The Mile Long Bridge across Saylorville Lake was closed March 31st by the Iowa Department of Transportation for repairs. Originally, officials expected the bridge to be closed until Memorial Day weekend but Thursday morning the DOT opened the bridge at 8:00 a.m.
DOT officials credit the construction crew and good weather for finishing ahead of schedule. As a reward for finishing early, the crew will get a $25,000 bonus in addition to the nearly $300,000 price tag for construction.
That means drivers will no longer have to take the 20 minute detour to get to the other side of the lake.
The DOT says nearly 8,000 vehicles drive the bridge over Saylorville Lake every day.
FOX NEWS (from foxnews.com)
|FEMA denies Hawaii's major disaster-declaration request because storm damage not severe enough|
|The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.|
|Woman who has made repeated attempts to sneak on planes blames 'whistleblower trauma syndrome'|
|A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness.|
|Military officials in Massachusetts say pilot died in F-15 jet crash in Virginia mountains|
|The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.|
|Pilot in F-15 crash in Virginia was killed, officials say|
|The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed in remote western Virginia mountains was killed, military officials in Massachusetts confirmed Thursday.|