The Ottumwa Courier

July 3, 2013

Jefferson St. viaduct closed next week

Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa drivers will have to find new routes next week when the Jefferson Street viaduct closes for an inspection.

The closure will begin Monday and continue through Friday. The inspection is routine, and is required to qualify for funding should repairs be necessary.

Part of the inspection will include a "snooper truck," which will hoist inspectors over the edge of the bridge so they can inspect it from below.