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Public is Invited to the I-74 Bridge Celebration on December 1, 2021. Click Here for Details!

The Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Quad Cities communities are thrilled to announce that the new I-74 River Bridge is anticipated to open to traffic in early December.

 The public is invited to a celebration of the iconic new structure any time between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on December 1, 2021. Attendees will have a chance to take their first steps on the bridge before it opens to traffic.

Beginning at 12:30 p.m. MetroLINK will provide limited shuttle service between the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline and the I-74 River Bridge. Be prepared for the weather, as well as a roughly 15-minute walk from the shuttle drop off to the seating area. Access to the bridge is from Moline only. There will be free parking at the TaxSlayer Center. Welcome remarks from Quad Cities leaders will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The new bridge will connect Iowa and Illinois with an iconic arch structure welcoming residents, visitors, and new opportunities to the Quad Cities. Handcrafted with the help of Quad Cities trades and businesses, the new structure will be more than twice as wide as the old bridge, providing four lanes in each direction, as well as an exciting new bicycle and pedestrian path.