Bayview Bridge (background, in front of the Quincy Memorial Bridge)
|Other name(s)||Quincy Bayview Bridge|
|Carries||2 lanes of Westbound US 24|
|Locale||West Quincy, Missouri Quincy, Illinois|
|Maintained by||Illinois Department of Transportation|
|Total length||4,507 feet (1,374 m)|
|Width||27 feet (8 m)|
|Longest span||900 feet (274 m)|
|Clearance below||63 feet (19 m)|
|Opened||August 22, 1987|
The Bayview Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge bringing westbound U.S. Highway 24 over the Mississippi River. It connects the cities of West Quincy, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois. Eastbound U.S. 24 is served by the older Quincy Memorial Bridge.
The bridge was built at a cost of $32 million, $3 million over budget, to alleviate traffic over the downstream Memorial Bridge. It was built before the extension of Interstate 72 west into Hannibal, Missouri. Traffic levels increased when the existing, downstream U.S. Highway 36 bridge over the Mississippi River was closed to make room for the new Interstate 72 bridge.
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