Iowa-bound I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Now Open to Traffic

(Photo Courtesy of Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation)

The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation recently announced the opening of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge to Iowa-bound traffic. Motorists drove down the newly-opened route during their morning commutes on November 13. 

The dual steel arch bridges will contain 70 million pounds of structural steel upon completion. Work will continue on Illinois-bound I-74 while both directions of traffic will share the Iowa-bound bridge in a two-way configuration. The fabricator for the project is Indiana-based Industrial Steel Construction, Inc., an AISC certified full-member fabricator. 

Follow the progress of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project here.