UPDATE: Charley Western Trail Bridge partially collapses; Cedar River near bridge is also closed to activities

…Update at 9:32am on Monday April 10th…

Charles City City Administrator Steve Diers issued a follow up to the closure of the Charley Western Trail bridge over the Cedar River.

“Bridge is closed for the foreseeable future and we also want to make it known that the river in this area is closed as well.  No recreational activities including: boating, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming or general use of the river within 100 yards of the bridge.  We are working with bridge engineers to address the problem but want to make sure the public is aware of the potential danger of the bridge structurally and caution them to stay away.”

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Charles City, Iowa – Just in time for the warmest day of the year, a section of the Charley Western Trail has had to be shut down due to a partial bridge collapse.

According to City Administrator Steve Diers, the bridge over the Cedar River partially collapsed sometime Friday night into Saturday morning. The trail between Clark Street and S. Grand Ave will be closed until further notice.

Keep it clicked for further updates.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.

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