Alliant steam line trestles coming down near Cedar Lake

Project completion by end of month

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Alliant Energy began taking down elevated steam lines and the trestles that carry them near Cedar Lake this week in a cleanup operation caused by the flood of 2008.]

The lines carried steam to industries and other businesses from the Sixth Street Generating Station, which was abandoned due to damage caused by the June 2008 flood.

Crews from D.W. Zinser Co. and Coonrod Crane removed one trestle that carries the elevated steam line Monday and three more of the support structures that carry the steam lines across the Canadian National Railway tracks Tuesday.

The project will also involve removal of 13 small support structures inside an ash pond containment area and general cleanup of area, Alliant spokesman Ryan Stensland said.

D.W. Zinser of Walford expects to complete the work by the end of the month.

Alliant removed several hundred feet of steam line from the area last June as part of a project to lease a new parking site to St. Luke's Hospital.

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