U.S. 30 west & Illinois 78 north
U.S. 30 west & Illinois 78 overlap for 1.5 miles from Cherry Street in Downtown Morrison to Carroll Road beyond Unionville. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Lincoln Highway west intersects Genesee Street one block into the U.S. 30 & IL 78 concurrency at Morrison. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Garden Plain Road branches west from U.S. 30 & IL 78 (Lincoln Highway) at Unionville seven miles to the community of Garden Plain. Photo taken 03/12/17.
U.S. 30 & IL 78 advance a half mile northwest from Garden Plain Road to their separation at Carroll Road north. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Illinois 78 resumes a northward heading from Unionville to Morrison-Rockwood State Park and Mt. Carroll. Photo taken 03/12/17.
U.S. 30 continues west from IL 78 (Carroll Road) toward both Fulton and East Clinton, both of which lie on the east side of the Mississippi River. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Westbound Lincoln Highway at the split with IL 78. IL 78 travels another 51.8 miles in the state, becoming Wis 78 ahead of Gratiot. U.S. 30 enters Clinton, Iowa via the Gateway Bridge in 11.2 miles. Photo taken 03/12/17.
U.S. 30 west
U.S. 30 progresses west from IL 78 (Carroll Road) 2.2 miles to Union Grove. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Fulton is a ten mile drive west via U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) and IL 136. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Union Grove lies at the crossroads of U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) and County Road 5 (Hillside Road). U.S. 30 spans the Union Pacific Railroad here. Photo taken 03/12/17.
A BNSF Railroad line passes over both U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) and the adjacent UP Railroad east of Aker Road on a 1920-built bridge. Photo taken 03/12/17.
West of Aker Road, U.S. 30 and the Union Pacific Railroad switch sides. The railroad span dates to 1957. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Approaching the separation with Illinois 136 (Fulton Road) west and County Road 21 (Frog Pond Road) south on U.S. 30 west. Photo taken 03/12/17.
The Lincoln Highway historic route shifts onto Illinois 136 west to Fulton and and the north side of Clinton, Iowa. Photo taken 03/12/17.
IL 136 provides a cut off from U.S. 30 west to IL 84 / Great River Road north to Savanna (U.S. 52 / IL 64). Photo taken 03/12/17.
IL 136 represents the easternmost extent of a 101 mile long multi state route with Iowa 136 west from Fulton to Wyoming and north to Cascade and U.S. 52 at Luxemburg. Photo taken 03/12/17.
CR 21 (Frog Pond Road) stems four miles south from U.S. 30 to Garden Plain Road ahead of this confirming marker. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Trending southward from IL 136, U.S. 30 converges with IL 84 (Great River Road) on the southeast side of the Fulton city limits. IL 84 bypasses most of Fulton north to Cattail Slough. Photo taken 03/12/17.
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Illinois 84 goes for 95 miles from Colona and the Quad Cities area north to U.S. 30 at East Clinton. Beyond Fulton, the state route and Great River Road straddle the Mississippi River to Savanna and Mississippi Palisades State Park. IL 84 ends as Wis 80 north of Galena. Photos taken 03/12/17.
A reassurance marker for U.S. 30 west follows the intersection with IL 84 at East Clinton. Photo taken 03/12/17.
U.S. 30 travels two miles from Illinois 84 into Downtown Clinton and 85 miles to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo taken 03/12/17.
A pair of right in right out (RIRO) ramps connect U.S. 30 with County Road 36 ahead of the Gateway Bridge into Iowa. CR 36 leads north from East Clinton to become 4th Street through Fulton. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Spanning a Union Pacific Railroad, drivers pass by the final shield for U.S. 30 west in Illinois. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Entering the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Fish Refuge, U.S. 30 crosses Sunfish Slough on the approach to the Gateway Bridge. Photo taken 03/12/17.
A toll plaza collected fares for the Gateway Bridge at this location on U.S. 30 preceding the span. Tolling ceasing on December 17, 1982.1 Photo taken 03/12/17.
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The Gateway Bridge consists of a narrow suspension bridge with two travels lanes on a 30 foot deck.2 The bridge was constructed from August 1954 to May 1956.3 Photos taken 03/12/17.
Looking northward at the icy Mississippi River from the Gateway Bridge. Northern reaches of Willow Island rise to the left with the Lyons-Fulton Bridge (MSR 136) appearing further back. Photo taken 12/21/09.
The Mississippi River flows around Little Rock and Willow Islands below the Gateway Bridge. Photo taken 03/12/17.
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Passing under the east tower of the Gateway Bridge. The suspension bridge peaks at a height of 70 feet above the river and at a length of 4,166 feet.2 Photos taken 03/12/17.
U.S. 30 enters Clinton County, Iowa midway between the two Gateway Bridge towers. Photo taken 03/12/17.


 

Sources:

  1. US 30 - Iowa Highways Page (Jason Hancock).
  2. Gateway Bridge @ johnweeks.com.
  3. "A glimpse of Clinton in the past." Clinton Herald (IA), December 30, 2013.


Photo Credits:

    12/21/09 by AARoads. 03/12/17 by AARoads and Bill Gatchel.

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Illinois 84
Illinois 78
Illinois 136

Page Updated 03-17-2013.