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Keystone Bridge Update

Check back for regular updates on the Keystone Bridge Construction.

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May 25, 2022 update:

May 25 2022 article from the Clayton County Register providing an update on the status of the bridge project.

May 13, 2022 update:

The City Council had tentatively planned to meet on Monday night (May 16th) to receive cost estimates and a timeline for the repair needed on the bridge. Unfortunately, the information needed is not available yet. The contractor is working diligently to get the needed information. This means that for now, the pedestrian access remains closed and we don’t have a timeline as to when it will reopen.
We will update you as soon as we know more.
Thank you for your patience!

May 10, 2022 update:

May 10th Clayton County Register article regarding the bridge project.

May 3, 2022 update:

May 3rd Clayton County Register article regarding the bridge project.

April 28, 2022 update:

This week’s Clayton County Register included a good summary of the current situation with the project. This is the April 26 2022 article.

March 22, 2022 Update:

This is a map that may be helpful during the detour:

March 4, 2022 UPDATE:

The bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning April 4th.  It will be closed until October.

There will always be a way for pedestrians to cross. Pedestrian access may change throughout the project so pedestrians will need to look for the signs.

You will begin to see activity next week as they build a causeway in the river. The stone restoration contractors will work from this causeway.

Keystone Park and the patio below will be closed.

December 3, 2021 UPDATE:

The project was rebid and CJ Moyna and Sons from Elkader, working with Taylor Construction from New Vienna, was awarded the contract for $3,612,241.81. Construction will begin in the Spring of 2022.

The project: removing and replacing the metal supports for the sidewalk; removing and replacing the sidewalk and railing; removing the pavement over the bridge and adding a waterproof membrane and stormwater drains and repaving in concrete. The concrete will extend to both intersections (to Main Street and to High Street). New storm sewer outlet on the Courthouse side of the bridge will also be installed. Overall repointing and repair of the masonry work will also be completed.

The construction portion of the project will be paid for by the Iowa Department of Transportation with a combination of City Bridge Funds and Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) from the federal government. Engineering expenses are paid for by the City.


One bid was received for this project during the March letting and it was rejected. The project will be re-bid during the Summer of 2021.

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