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Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:50:06 PM »

Does anyone have any recent photos of the new Memorial Bridge going up between Moline and Davenport?

Last I looked the piers were all in and they were erecting the large spans over the river channel.

I like that they are not using the generic "cubist" concrete based support pylons, but a take off on a corn sprout that looks like a "Y".

Perfect for two agricultural states like Iowa and Illinois and home to the largest makers of farm implements.
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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 01:54:23 PM »

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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 01:55:17 PM »

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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 02:54:15 PM »

There have been some flood related delays.
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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 12:00:08 PM »

There's a YouTube channel that periodically posts drone footage, mostly based in the Quad Cities. Here's an video from yesterday:

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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 12:46:24 PM »

That video gives a nice view of the current at grade with signals routing for WB I-74 on the Iowa side.
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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 03:09:54 PM »

It's at grade on the Iowa bound Illinois side. Exit is at Avenue of Cities. The route is the now unsigned section of US 150 and 6 routing.
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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2019, 03:26:54 PM »

There's a YouTube channel that periodically posts drone footage, mostly based in the Quad Cities. Here's an video from yesterday:


Most excellent! Thanks for locating this.

They appear to have 2 active live webcams as well but I just get black screens.
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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2020, 10:55:14 PM »

If anyone is wondering about the accuracy for  Google maps and I-74 near the bridge on the Illinois side, I can confirm that WB is currently routed onto the new bridge until north of River Drive, where it has a well signed 10 mph U-turn (with a couple cherons outlined with flashing LEDs, plus a few grooved rumble strips in the new deck).  It then goes down the future EB exit to River Drive to a traffic signal, make a brief jog on River Drive to another signal, and then go up the current ramp to get on the old WB bridge.

The first signal at River Drive backs up traffic for maybe a good half mile, if not more in the off peak.
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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 11:21:42 AM »

If anyone is wondering about the accuracy for  Google maps and I-74 near the bridge on the Illinois side, I can confirm that WB is currently routed onto the new bridge until north of River Drive, where it has a well signed 10 mph U-turn (with a couple cherons outlined with flashing LEDs, plus a few grooved rumble strips in the new deck).  It then goes down the future EB exit to River Drive to a traffic signal, make a brief jog on River Drive to another signal, and then go up the current ramp to get on the old WB bridge.

The first signal at River Drive backs up traffic for maybe a good half mile, if not more in the off peak.

Live webcam shows the east arch is still being constructed.  The superstructure for the west arch isnt up yet.
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Re: Illinois-Iowa Memorial Bridge (I-74)
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2020, 08:59:22 PM »

Just drove it - It takes you in a complete 180 onto a SB ramp that takes it you to another ramp that leads the old bridge.
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