Implosion of Old Spring Valley Bridge Tuesday

Illinois Route 89 Bridge – New and Old – June 2018 – Studstill Media Photo

SPRING VALLEY – The old bridge over the Illinois River in Spring Valley is set to be imploded next week, weather permitting. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that on Tuesday morning Illinois Route 89 and adjacent areas will be closed while the two southern spans of the old bridge are demolished. The area will be closed to traffic starting at 7:30 a.m. and should reopen by 10 a.m. Further demolition and implosions of remaining sections will be announced over the coming weeks. The replacement bridge opened in June.