Canadian Pacific replaces spans in fire-damaged bridge

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CAMANCHE, Iowa — Canadian Pacific made quick work of reopening part of its St. Paul-Kansas City line after fire damaged a bridge over Mississippi River side waters in Iowa earlier this week.

Local media report that the fire just outside Camanche, Iowa, erupted about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday and was inaccessible to fire trucks. Instead the Camanche Fire Department dispatched firefighters by boat who used a portable pump to fight the flames.

That portion of the Davenport Subdivision sees six to eight trains a day, according to CP spokesman Andy Cummings.

Cummings tells Trains News Wire three of the wooden spans were damaged beyond repair and had to be replaced. The line reopened about 11:30 p.m. that night.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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