Quincy Memorial Bridge

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Quincy Memorial Bridge
Quincy (Illinois) riverfront 2002.jpg
Coordinates 39°55′53″N 91°25′14″W / 39.93139°N 91.42056°W / 39.93139; -91.42056
Carries 2 lanes of Eastbound US 24
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale West Quincy, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois
Other name(s) Memorial Bridge
Maintained by Illinois Department of Transportation
Design Truss bridge
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)
Opened 1928; 89 years ago (1928)

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,[1] 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.

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