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Final Report: Bridge Outage at Burlington, Iowa

As mentioned in a Service Advisory on May 1, 2008, the railway bridge over the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa, was struck by a barge resulting in the outage of both main tracks.  Main track two was restored to service at 12:05 p.m. CT on Friday, May 2, 2008.  Main track one was returned to service at 8:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 3, 2008.

 Traffic volume remains high and BNSF will continue to monitor flow through this corridor to maintain fluidity. 

 Customers may experience delays of 24 to 36 hours on shipments moving through this corridor.

 If you have any questions, please contact BNSF Customer Support at 1-888-428-2673, option 4, option 3.

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