Iowa & Illinois Departments of Transportation—The Memorial Bridge (Interstate 74 Mississippi River Crossing)

Illinois and Iowa DOTs joined forces to tackle safety, congestion, and future growth on the portion of I-74 over the Mississippi River connecting the two states. The $981 million bridge carries more than 45 percent of all traffic in the Quad Cities and the 86-year-old bridge needed an upgrade. The new crossing improved operations and capacity to get motorists to their destination faster and safer, provided new full shoulders to allow swift emergency response, and created a new multi-use path with a scenic overlook for pedestrians and bicyclists.