Sergeant John F. Baker Jr. Bridge
|Sergeant John F. Baker Jr. Bridge|
I-280 Bridge from Davenport
|Carries||4 lanes of I-280|
|Locale||Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois|
|Official name||Sergeant John F. Baker Jr. Bridge|
|Other name(s)||I-280 Bridge|
|Design||Tied arch bridge|
|Total length||4,194 feet (1,278 m)|
|Width||82 feet, 4 lanes|
|Longest span||175 m|
|Opened||October 25, 1973|
The Sergeant John F. Baker Jr. Bridge, also known as 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. On July 30, 2010, the bridge was officially named the Sergeant John F. Baker Jr. Bridge.
- "Bridges: Iowa, Illinois order safety inspections". Quad City Times. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-19.
- "I-280, I-480, and I-680". iowahighways.org.
- Barb Ickes. "I-280 bridge gets the blues; so long yellow". The Quad-City Times.
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