Ament Design Survey crews, wading through chest deep waters, were able to assist Canadian Pacific while the tracks were being raised. Very interesting project and one we are glad to have been a part of.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Mississippi River is freely flowing over Le Claire Park in downtown Davenport, but it’s not stopping the trains. A TV-6 viewer sent us a photo of a freight train plowing through floodwater Monday, March 25th, 2019. She took the picture from the Davenport Skybridge.
While the tracks are submerged, the Canadian Pacific Railroad says it closely monitors rail lines affected by floodwaters. A spokesman says whenever water reaches the top of the wheels, track inspections are conducted after each train goes by. If they find the tracks are compromised, they will halt train traffic.
As of Tuesday, the river stood at 18.53 feet. At that level, Le Claire Park is covered and the ballpark is surrounded by water.