Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge
|Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge|
|Carries||4 lanes of I-80|
|Locale||LeClaire, Iowa and Rapids City, Illinois|
|Design||Steel girder bridge|
|Total length||3,483 feet (1,062 m)|
|Width||66 feet (20 m)|
|Opened||October 27, 1966|
The Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge is a 4-lane steel girder bridge that carries Interstate 80 across the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Rapids City, Illinois. The bridge is named for Fred Schwengel, a former U.S. Representative from Davenport, Iowa and one of the driving forces behind the Interstate Highway Act. The bridge opened October 27, 1966 and overlooks the Iowa and Illinois Welcome centers, the Tyner Mansion, as well as Rapids City, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa.
- "Bridges: Iowa, Illinois order safety inspections". Quad City Times. Retrieved 2007-12-19.
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