I-74 Bridge

Courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Starting Friday, people who live and work in Bettendorf will have increased access to traveling over, and under, the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge.

The virtual reality program has been available at the Moline library since February. But now it's crossed the river and will re-open at the library in Bettendorf.

http://www.i74riverbridge.com/traffic/webcams.aspx / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project website

Flooding on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has not stopped construction of the new I-74 bridge.

Illinois Department of Transportation

A proposed bike and pedestrian trail may connect the new I-74 bridge and Avenue of the Cities in Moline.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday it would cover about 80% of the cost of the $2.4 million project, with the City of Moline covering the remaining amount.

Detours in Bettendorf

Apr 2, 2018
Iowa DOT

As part of construction of the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, some work and detours will begin this week  ( 4/2/18 ) in Bettendorf. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the work includes repairing 14th Street, and building a new entrance ramp from Grant Street to westbound Interstate 74. 

Courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Quad City residents have consistently stated that aesthetics and having a unique landmark were the two factors that mattered most in the design of a replacement I-74 bridge.

20th Annual QC Marathon

Sep 22, 2017
QC Marathon

The 20th annual Quad Cities Marathon will be held this weekend - on Sunday morning - with the start and finish lines on River Drive in downtown Moline. Proceeds each year benefit  prostate cancer research and screening.

Iowa Department of Transportation

Construction of the new I-74 bridge has resulted in another detour in downtown Moline. Wednesday the on-ramp for eastbound traffic closed, at 19th Street and 7th Avenue. 

I-74 Bridge Construction Re-Routes Channel Cat

Jul 13, 2017
WVIK News

Beginning Monday, the Channel Cat Water Taxi will travel along a new route to accommodate construction of the I-74 bridge.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the I-74 bridge.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

It's a project more than 17 years in the making. On Monday, a ground-breaking ceremony signaled the next chapter for the new I-74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline.

A drawing of the new I-74 bridge.
Iowa Department of Transportation

Plans for a new Interstate 74 bridge have been in the works for over a decade. And Monday, the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the bridge that will connect Bettendorf and Moline. 

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