City of Cedar Rapids Reopens Edgewood Road Bridge

The collector well on Edgewood Road is one of four collector wells for Cedar Rapids, and was the only well saved during the flood of 2008. Photographed on Monday, May 6, 2013. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)


By Aaron Hepker

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The city of Cedar Rapids reopened the northbound traffic lanes of Edgewood Road bridge Sunday afternoon. The Cedar River water level, once at 17.66 feet, has receded to a safer state. Officials expect a southbound lane to open soon.

The river at Cedar Rapids was high enough to send a little water on to a low point of Edgewood Road NW at Ellis Boulevard NW Saturday. Southbound lanes of Edgewood Road NW were closed, while city officials were monitoring the spot as river water was projected to rise another foot.

The road closed Saturday afternoon, along with the Edgewood Road bridge. The road historically has closed when the river reaches 17.9 feet, Hansen said.

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