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 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. Retrieved 2007-12-19.[dead link]
- "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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