East Blue Creek bridge aerial view
East Blue Creek bridge aerial view
East Blue Creek bridge
East Blue Creek
West Blue Creek, after construction

Cedar Valley Nature Trail closed starting July 9 near East Blue Creek for bridge replacement

Posted:6/28/2018 Linn

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail will be closed starting July 9, 2018, just west of Center Point between North Center Point Road and Main Street/Rolling Acres Road for work associated with the bridge replacement project over ​East Blue Creek.   

Iowa Bridge and Culvert was awarded the construction contract with the low bid of $609,265 to replace the 150 foot bridge, originally built in 1914.  The new bridge will be safer, wider, and sustainable.  This closure along the trail is expected to last through early November, weather permitting.

This bridge will be similar ​in appearance to the new bridge​ constructed over West Blue Creek in 2017 (see photo).   These improvement projects are crucial for the Cedar Valley Nature Trail-Phase 5 hard surfacing project.  Planning continues to eventually pave the Cedar Valley Nature Trail's next phase from Ash Lane Near Center Point to Benton County near Interstate 380.

A MAP OF THE CONSTRUCTION LOCATION can be found here:   

Any questions about the project can be directed to conservation@linncounty.org