Trouble in river city

You have seen many photos of the I-80 bridge over the Mississippi here.  Well, yesterday I got stuck in a massive traffic jam (as we define that here, made me 15 minutes late getting home), and it turned out the Illinois DOT bridge inspectors were on the job.  Illinois is in charge of bridge maintenance.  Because of corrosion on support structures, we are down to one lane each way indefinitely.   I am seeking alternative routes to work through cornfields and woods.  Here is the story:

http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2008/07/24/news/local/doc48891ee54b299932127241.txt?sPos=2

But, better safe than in the river….