Overnight fire damages railroad bridge south of Camanche, Iowa

CAMANCHE, Iowa (KWQC) — A overnight fire has taken a Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge south of Camanche out of commission.

Crews were called to the scene around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Officials say the only way to access the bridge was by boat.

Canadian Pacific spokesperson Andy Cummings tells us the damage was bad enough that the bridge had to be shut down. Crews were still on hand Tuesday afternoon working on repairs.

Cummings says there is no estimate on when the bridge will reopen. The State Fire Marshal was on site and investigating. At the time of this report, the cause was still undetermined.

Cummings says six to eight trains use this line per day