Long-awaited Ames flyover bridge is now open

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AMES — The new flyover bridge connecting I-35 northbound to Highway 30 has opened.

The Iowa Department of Transportation says the wet weather earlier this week delayed the opening of the bridge from Wednesday to this morning.

The I-35 flyover bridge is the state’s solution to the dangerous off-ramp that led to Ames and Iowa State University. The project was delayed due to construction errors in the original construction.

The construction company was on the hook to pay for the millions of dollars in overage costs.

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