Rock Island Today: Anderson celebrates opening of the new I-74 bridge; ‘a historic day’

State Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia) celebrated the completion of the new Interstate-74 bridge that spans the Mississippi River and connects Illinois and Iowa.

According to the American Institute of Steel Construction, the new bridge replaces the existing structure that is more than 80 years old.

“This billion dollar investment will help bridge the gap and safety concerns the old I-74 bridge posed and will bring an aesthetically pleasing view with new resources to and from the Quad City region,” Anderson said in a statement. 

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