Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr. Bridge

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Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr. Bridge
I-280 Bridge.jpg
I-280 Bridge from Davenport
Official name Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr. Bridge
Other name(s) I-280 Bridge
Carries 4 lanes of I-280.svgI-280
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois
Design Tied arch bridge
Total length 4,194 feet (1,278 m)[1]
Width 82 feet, 4 lanes
Longest span 175 m
Opened October 25, 1973; 41 years ago (October 25, 1973)
Daily traffic 21,200[1]
Coordinates 41°28′45″N 90°37′56″W / 41.47917°N 90.63222°W / 41.47917; -90.63222

The Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr., Bridge,[2] also the Baker Bridge or Interstate 280 Bridge, carries Interstate 280 across the Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois. The bridge opened in 1973 with a blue and yellow color scheme, thought to be unique in the state. In 2007, it was repainted all blue.[3] On July 30, 2010, the bridge was officially named the Sergeant John F. Baker, Jr. Bridge.[4]

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