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Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge
Bettendorf, Iowa-Moline, Illinois

This project to replace the Interstate 74 Mississippi River crossing between Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa started in 2017 and is expected to be completed in 2021. These new river crossing replaces the existing bridges that are not suited for modern traffic. The current westbound bridge opened to traffic in 1935; while the eastbound bridge in 1960.

Iowa-Bound Traffic

WB I-74/U.S. Rt. 6 on the new approaches to the bridge. (September, 2020)

The traffic pattern on WB I-74/U.S. Rt 6 has a "U"-turn in it. (September, 2020)

WB I-74/U.S. Rt. 6 at the "U"-turn. (September, 2020)

WB I-74/U.S. Rt. 6 crossing the current bridge. (September, 2020)

WB I-74/U.S. Rt. 6 on the Iowa side of the bridge.

A temporary path for WB -74/U.S. Rt. 6 during the bridge constrouction. (September, 2020)

Illinois-Bound Traffic

EB I-74/U.S. 6 on the Iowa approach to the old bridge with the new bridges in the foreground. (September, 2020)

EB I-74/U.S. Rt. 6 near the old bridge. (September, 2020)

The Illinois Welcome sign on the current bridge. (September, 2020)

EB I-74/U.S. Rt. 6 crossing the current bridge. (September, 2020)

EB I-74/U.S. Rt. 6 on the Illinois side. (September, 2020)

3 November 2020