A bridge collapse in northern Winneshiek County has blocked the way for canoe traffic on a portion of the Upper Iowa River.


The Winneshiek County Sheriff reports that the collapse, located between Coldwater Creek and Chimney Rock on Cattle Creek Road, was discovered this morning (Friday, May 5).

The sheriff was notified of the collapse by the Winneshiek County Engineer's office.

Canoes that frequent the popular Upper Iowa River will be unable to navigate through this location until the engineer's office can clear the bridge debris out of the water. No one was injured in the collapse, and a cause was not released.