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Centennial Bridge Police Shooting - Clif Anderson shoots Steven Tyrone Mallory
Centennial Bridge Police Shooting - Clif Anderson shoots Steven Tyrone Mallory
DATE: 2012/08/08::
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on centennial bridge in rock island, illinois
on centennial bridge in rock island, illinois
DATE: 2013/11/11::
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Incredible Pizza Davenport St. Patrick
Incredible Pizza Davenport St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011 Centennial Bridge Cha Cha Slide
DATE: 2011/03/22::
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Centennial Bridge Tea Party
Centennial Bridge Tea Party
DATE: 2010/02/13::
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Mississippi River Flooding - Quad Cities, Centennial Bridge
Mississippi River Flooding - Quad Cities, Centennial Bridge
DATE: 2013/04/20::
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St. Patrick Society Grand Parade XXIV 2009 Rock Island Illinois Davenport Iowa
St. Patrick Society Grand Parade XXIV 2009 Rock Island Illinois Davenport Iowa
DATE: 2009/03/16::
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Scene of Centennial Bridge and Davenport, IA
Scene of Centennial Bridge and Davenport, IA
DATE: 2011/03/02::
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Cop Kills Wild Man In Bridge Fight complete footage
Cop Kills Wild Man In Bridge Fight complete footage
DATE: 2009/08/07::
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Red, White & Boom 2013, Davenport, IA/Rock Island, Il.
Red, White & Boom 2013, Davenport, IA/Rock Island, Il.
DATE: 2013/07/04::
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The QCA Part IV: Centennial Spin
The QCA Part IV: Centennial Spin
DATE: 2012/05/28::
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Message from Anonymous to Occupy Quad Cities
Message from Anonymous to Occupy Quad Cities
DATE: 2011/11/15::
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St. Patrick
St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade XXV
DATE: 2010/03/16::
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2013 Red White and Boom!
2013 Red White and Boom!
DATE: 2013/07/04::
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Red White & Boom! Fireworks 2013 - Rock Island, IL/Davenport, IA
Red White & Boom! Fireworks 2013 - Rock Island, IL/Davenport, IA
DATE: 2013/07/04::
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"Support the Protectors" Rally and March
"Support the Protectors" Rally and March
DATE: 2014/12/27::
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St Patrick
St Patrick's Day Grand Parade 2012
DATE: 2012/03/17::
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The jab shuffle
The jab shuffle
DATE: 2010/06/12::
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Trinity Medical Center Heart Walk
Trinity Medical Center Heart Walk
DATE: 2012/05/19::
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Police shooting of man who attacked a police officer on a bridge, Davenport, IA
Police shooting of man who attacked a police officer on a bridge, Davenport, IA
DATE: 2011/12/25::
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St  Patrick
St Patrick's Day weekend festivities
DATE: 2015/03/13::
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4th of July Fireworks, Quad Cities
4th of July Fireworks, Quad Cities
DATE: 2009/07/04::
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2013 - Red, White  Boom!
2013 - Red, White Boom!
DATE: 2013/07/04::
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Panama Canal, Panama - Crossing the Centennial Bridge HD (2014)
Panama Canal, Panama - Crossing the Centennial Bridge HD (2014)
DATE: 2014/08/01::
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Sea of green in the QC for St  Patty
Sea of green in the QC for St Patty's Day
DATE: 2015/03/16::
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Car Camera - Lincoln, NE - Antelope Valley via Downtown & Hartley . 2013 ( ネブラスカ州リンカーン )
Car Camera - Lincoln, NE - Antelope Valley via Downtown & Hartley . 2013 ( ネブラスカ州リンカーン )
DATE: 2013/08/10::
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WQPT QUAD CITIES PBS - Centennial Bridge
WQPT QUAD CITIES PBS - Centennial Bridge
DATE: 2013/07/08::
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A Day at Centennial Bridge, Panama Canal
A Day at Centennial Bridge, Panama Canal
DATE: 2007/01/09::
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Visit Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: Things to do in Portland - The Bridge City
Visit Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: Things to do in Portland - The Bridge City
DATE: 2015/01/08::
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Rock Island
Rock Island's Last Days
DATE: 2009/08/14::
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Live in Leeds Grenville, Ontario: Where the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal are in your backyard
Live in Leeds Grenville, Ontario: Where the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal are in your backyard
DATE: 2014/05/05::
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Rock Island Swing Bridge Whistle NATOA
Rock Island Swing Bridge Whistle NATOA
DATE: 2015/04/09::
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RocK Island in El Reno
RocK Island in El Reno
DATE: 2009/04/30::
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Bob Chester Series pt 6 - Vintage Rock Island Freight
Bob Chester Series pt 6 - Vintage Rock Island Freight
DATE: 2010/09/26::
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Time Lapse Centennial Bridge
Time Lapse Centennial Bridge
DATE: 2014/10/30::
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Patrolling with Rock Island Police
Patrolling with Rock Island Police
DATE: 2013/07/03::
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Visit to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay (includes tramlapse tour)
Visit to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay (includes tramlapse tour)
DATE: 2014/04/04::
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Car Camera - Lincoln, NE - Youngs E. to Lavenders Addn. via the W. Haymarket . 2014 ( ネブラスカ州リンカーン )
Car Camera - Lincoln, NE - Youngs E. to Lavenders Addn. via the W. Haymarket . 2014 ( ネブラスカ州リンカーン )
DATE: 2014/03/12::
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Rock Island County Police crooked ass!
Rock Island County Police crooked ass!
DATE: 2013/09/27::
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UP 844, Sep 12 2007, Oklahoma Centennial Sooner Rocket excur
UP 844, Sep 12 2007, Oklahoma Centennial Sooner Rocket excur
DATE: 2007/12/19::
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QCSO MW6 April 12, 2015,  Beethoven Symphony #9, mvt  4
QCSO MW6 April 12, 2015, Beethoven Symphony #9, mvt 4
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Rock Island Richfield Rocket departs Richfield
Rock Island Richfield Rocket departs Richfield
DATE: 2008/02/13::
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Sailing the Spokane River aboard a Hobie Tandem Island
Sailing the Spokane River aboard a Hobie Tandem Island
DATE: 2014/12/31::
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rockisland fight
rockisland fight
DATE: 2013/07/06::
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Rock Island Rocket Executive Fleet Runby
Rock Island Rocket Executive Fleet Runby
DATE: 2007/12/13::
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Intrepid Cottager Sea Doo Tour: Bay of Quinte
Intrepid Cottager Sea Doo Tour: Bay of Quinte
DATE: 2014/07/02::
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Climbing Da Bridge :)
Climbing Da Bridge :)
DATE: 2012/07/02::
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IC&E 6211 With NS ACe Leads CP 474, 4/10/2015
IC&E 6211 With NS ACe Leads CP 474, 4/10/2015
DATE: 2015/04/25::
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John Addison - Centennial (TV mini-series 1978): Main theme
John Addison - Centennial (TV mini-series 1978): Main theme
DATE: 2012/07/05::
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Police video from Aug. 7 shooting
Police video from Aug. 7 shooting
DATE: 2013/06/27::
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Moline house fire closes I-74
Moline house fire closes I-74
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Centennial Bridge
Rock Island Centennial Bridge 2012.jpg
Coordinates 41°30′54″N 90°34′54″W / 41.51500°N 90.58167°W / 41.51500; -90.58167
Carries 4 lanes of US 67
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois
Official name Rock Island Centennial Bridge
Maintained by Iowa and Illinois Department of Transportation[1]
Characteristics
Design Steel arch bridge Tied-arch bridge
Total length 4,447 feet (1,355 m)[1]
Longest span 166 m
Clearance below 66 feet (20 m)
History
Opened July 12, 1940[2]
Statistics
Daily traffic 14,900[3]

The Centennial Bridge, or Rock Island Centennial Bridge, connects Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa. The bridge is 3,850 feet (1,173 m) long and stands 170 feet (52 m) above water level.

Construction of the bridge began in 1938 and it opened on July 12, 1940[2] as a toll bridge. The bridge cost $1.75 million to construct.[1] It was designed by Ash-Howard-Needles & Tammen and built by the American Bridge Company, McCarthy Improvement Company, and Priester Construction Company. The original toll was $0.10,[1] and eventually rose to $0.50 for automobiles (and as high as $2.00 for semi-trucks). Early in the bridge's history, pedestrians paid a $.05 walker's fee; this fee ended in 1960. The tolls for motorists ended on May 2, 2003. On that day, a ceremony was held to commemorate the occasion and to honor the toll workers and all of those who had worked for the bridge during the toll era. The bridge had been under the management of Sue Nelson before going toll-free. The Dohrn Transfer Company of Rock Island, the first official toll-paying vehicle to cross the bridge in 1949, was the last official patron of the bridge.

Centennial Bridge at night

On September 4, 1988, 128 sodium lamps were installed on the arches, making the bridge a scenic sight at night. River Action Inc. raised funds for the lighting project through their initiative "Lights! River! Action!".[4][5]

On July 13, 2005, the city of Rock Island transferred ownership of the bridge to the Illinois Department of Transportation after the completion of a project costing over $11 million in structural upgrades to the bridge.

It was originally going to be named the "Galbraith Bridge", after Rock Island's mayor at the time, Robert Galbraith. He suggested it be named the Centennial Bridge, in commemoration of the city of Rock Island's centennial.[1]

The five arches of the bridge are a symbol often used to represent the Quad Cities. The two largest arches symbolize Rock Island and Davenport while the smaller ones represent the other surrounding Quad-Cities (Bettendorf, Moline, and East Moline). Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport is located just upriver from the bridge. On the Rock Island side, "The District," the nightlife hub of the Quad Cities, is located about one block east of the bridge.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Rock Island Illinois" (PDF). City of Rock Island, Illinois. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Centennial Bridge" (PDF). City of Rock Island, Illinois. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Bridges: Iowa, Illinois order safety inspections". Quad City Times. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  4. ^ Walters, Bruce (7 May 2013). "Art in Plain Sight: The Centennial Bridge". River Cities' Reader. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Roseman, Curtis C.; Roseman, Elizabeth M. (1 September 2009). Grand excursions on the upper Mississippi River places, landscapes, and regional identity after 1854. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. p. 194. ISBN 9781587294853. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 

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