Quincy Memorial Bridge
|Quincy Memorial Bridge|
|Carries||2 lanes of Eastbound US 24|
|Locale||West Quincy, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois|
|Other name(s)||Memorial Bridge|
|Maintained by||Illinois Department of Transportation|
|Total length||3,510 feet (1,070 m)|
|Width||27 feet (8 m)|
|Longest span||627 feet (191 m)|
|Clearance below||63 feet (19 m)|
The Quincy Memorial Bridge is a truss bridge over the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois. It brings eastbound U.S. Highway 24 into the city of Quincy from Missouri. It was built in 1928, initially as a toll bridge, and remains structurally sound.
In 1986, to serve additional traffic volumes crossing the Mississippi River into Quincy, the Illinois Department of Transportation constructed the Bayview Bridge just to the north of the Memorial Bridge. Westbound traffic was then routed onto the Bayview Bridge, while eastbound traffic was routed onto the Memorial Bridge.
- Map of Missouri Showing State Road System, January 1, 1930
- Weeks III, John A. "US-24 Quincy Bayview & Memorial Bridges Quincy, MO" [sic]. http://www.johnweeks.com/upper_mississippi/pagesB/umissB13.html. Retrieved January 14, 2006.
- Unknown. "Should we build a new bridge?" WQAD. November 26, 2003. Retrieved January 14, 2006.
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