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Friday, June 27, 2008

Essential Estrogen: Braley and Loebsack go to bat for broken railroad bridges

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

Iowa Congressmen Bruce Braley and Dave Loebsack, both Democrats
representing flood-ravaged eastern Iowa, are requesting federal
support for state railroad bridges that were destroyed by flood
waters. The Cedar River Bridge that serves Penford in Cedar Rapids was
destroyed when the Cedar River flooded this month. Flooding in eastern
Iowa destroyed three railroad bridges: the Iowa Northern Bridge in
Waterloo, the Cedar River Bridge in Cedar Rapids and the Iowa, Chicago
& Eastern Bridge near Columbus Junction. Loebsack, who represents the
2nd Congressional District that includes Cedar Rapids and Columbus
Junction, and Braley, who represents the 1st Congressional District
that includes Waterloo, have penned a joint letter to U.S. House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi to request that the bridges be quickly repaired
and destroyed.

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