Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge

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Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge
I-80 Bridge.jpg
Coordinates41°34′49″N 90°21′54″W / 41.58028°N 90.36500°W / 41.58028; -90.36500
Carries4 lanes of I‑80
CrossesMississippi River
LocaleLeClaire, Iowa and Rapids City, Illinois
DesignSteel girder bridge
Total length3,483 feet (1,062 m)[1]
Width66 feet (20 m)[1]
OpenedOctober 27, 1966
Daily traffic33,500[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.