Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities Area

Historic Bridges of the QC

This book tells the stories of a diverse set of bridges, past and present, within the study area that extends from Muscatine, Iowa, through the Quad Citie of Iowa and Illinois, to Savanna, Illinois, on the Upper Mississippi River. Included are bridges on the Mississippi at Muscatine and Clinton, Iowa, and Savanna, Illinois. Photographs or other images of each bridge are included. The origin of each bridge is described, along with the geographical and historical context within which each was built. Bridges date from the 1850s and include the first railroad bridge on the Mississippi, which connected Rock Island, Illinois, with Davenport, Iowa. A number of bridge types are represented including truss, cantilever, suspension, arch, and girder.


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