Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge

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Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge
I-80 Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 41°34′49″N 90°21′54″W / 41.58028°N 90.36500°W / 41.58028; -90.36500
Carries 4 lanes of I‑80
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale LeClaire, Iowa and Rapids City, Illinois
Design Steel girder bridge
Total length 3,483 feet (1,062 m)[1]
Width 66 feet (20 m)[1]
Opened October 27, 1966
Daily traffic 33,500[1]

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 Illinois Welcome center as well as Rapids City, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa.

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  1. ^ a b c "Bridges: Iowa, Illinois order safety inspections". Quad City Times. Retrieved 2007-12-19.