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Bridge closure party set in Savanna

SAVANNA – Residents of Sabula, Iowa, and Savanna will mark the end of the Savanna-Sabula Bridge with Bridge Fest – The Last Drive, from 10 am. to 8 p.m Oct. 21.

The bridge was built in December 1932 to span the Mississippi River and complete a short route from Chicago to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge, which will replace the 84-year-old span, is nearly complete, and the old bridge will be demolished at a date to be determined.

Anyone with a connection to the river or bridge is invited to take part in the last drive. Cars, motorcycles, and pickup trucks are sought, especially historic, antique, or otherwise special vehicles. Bicycles and pedestrians will not be allowed on the bridge, and extra-wide vehicles are strongly discouraged. The bridge will remain open to commercial traffic.

Live music is scheduled at Iron Horse Social Club, 314 Main St.; Hawg Dogs, 324 Main St.; and A.O Elliott, 311 Main St., all in Savanna, and Bombfire Pizza, 516 Pearl St., Sabula. Stoned Kaos Art Gallery, 327 Main St., Savanna, will have a family-friendly Art Unabridged art program, with art demonstrations and conversations with the gallery’s 11 artists.

A classic car show and street dance will take place in and around Main Street in Savanna’s downtown. A food court will be open on Madison Street, just west of Main Street.

Call Hawg Dogs at 815-273-2661 for more information.

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