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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Bridge Repair Delayed at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Until July

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Date: June 25, 2008
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-7855

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Bridge repair on Parkside Drive and Second Street will be delayed until July 7. The construction contractor requested the delay because of recent flooding in Iowa. The project, headed by the Federal Highways Administration in partnership with Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, will repair the bridges’ roadways and address erosion problems on the Parkside Drive bridge.

Water Street Parking Lot between Parkside Drive and Second Street will be open until July 6 and closed once construction begins.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 of I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space.

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Hoover's birthplace as it appeared before restoration: a two-story white frame house.

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