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Arrest Made in Cedar Bridge Arson Investigation

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MADISON COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Madison County Sheriff’s Department said one arrest has been made after the Cedar Bridge was burned over the weekend.

At approximately 9 p.m. on Monday night, Alexander Hoff, 17, of West Des Moines was arrested and charged with arson.

Additional charges against other people could be coming pending further investigation. Interviews are still being conducted and officials cannot yet confirm if there are any more suspects. However, this possibility is not yet being ruled out.

Amazingly Channel 13 already knows Hoff’s thoughts on the bridge fire.  On Saturday our Jerad Giottonini was interviewing those who’d come out to view the damage.  Among those was Hoff himself.  He told us the bridge meant a lot to him and people he knows and he doesn’t understand how someone could destroy it.

Officials say this is not related to the 2002 arson fire that destroyed the same bridge.

On Wednesday, a link to a donation site raising money to rebuild the bridge will be posted here.