Bison Bridge not part of new I-80 span plan

DOT leaders ID preferred option in virtual meeting

The Illinois and Iowa Departments of Transportation co-hosted an online meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15, to discuss options for a new I-80 Mississippi River Bridge. From four finalists for the bridge path, and three finalists for a new I-80/I-88 interchange, Options 5 and B were the preferred picks. This screenshot from the meeting reflects those choices. CREDIT IOWA AND ILLINOIS DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION
Hopes for a local tourist attraction called the Bison Bridge were officially trampled Wednesday, Nov. 15. During an online public meeting to discuss plans for a new Interstate 80 Mississippi River Bridge, the Illinois and Iowa Departments of Transportation jointly shot down the novel idea of repurposing the existing Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge into a […]
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