Work is expected to begin on the Wolf Creek Bridge Replacement project on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in La Porte City later this month. Contractors will be mobilizing to the site to begin demolition preparations and demolition of the existing bridge as weather permits.

For the safety of the public and the contractors, the section of trail from, Brett Klima Wildlife Area to Wolf Creek Bridge in La Porte City, will remain closed to the public through completion of the bridge construction. Please avoid this area during construction and obey all closure signage. Ranger Al Finke of Black Hawk County Conservation noted the demolition work is expected to begin this week, depending on weather conditions. Because the bridge has become increasingly unstable in the past few months, it is imperative that persons stay off the bridge and away from the work zone as crews work to safely bring the bridge down.

During construction, trail users will still be able to enjoy the Cedar Valley Nature Trail from the McFarlane Park trailhead south towards Linn County or from Brett Klima Wildlife Area north to Evansdale and the Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan areas.

Black Hawk County Conservation thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as they work to repair and improve the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. Work to remove the defective bridge is the first step to restoring complete access to the trail and must be completed before the new replacement bridge can be installed later this year.