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Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge
US-61/US-151 Mississippi River Crossing At Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI 000000000604440 (IA), B22006000000000 (WI).
• Location: River Mile 581.3.
• River Elevation: 592 Feet.
• Highway: US-61, US-151.
• Daily Traffic Count: 18,300 (2002).
• Bridge Type: Steel Arch Suspended Deck.
• Length: 2,951 Feet Overall, 670 Foot Main Span.
• Width: 70 Feet, 4 Lanes.
• Navigation Channel Width: 645 Feet.
• Height Above Water: 65 Feet.
• Date Built: Opened August 21, 1982.
This 4-lane freeway bridge replaced the old Eagle Point Bridge in the 1980s. US-61 and US-151 used the Eagle Point Bridge until that bridge became functionally obsolete. As a result, US-61 and US-151 were moved to the US-20 Julien Dubuque Bridge downstream a few miles. When this bridge was opened, US-61 and US-151 moved back to this more northern alignment. Then new US-61 and US-151 river crossing dramatically improved traffic flow through Dubuque as the US-20 bridge is often backed up. This bridge is also known as the City Island Bridge since it crosses City Island on the Iowa side of the river.

This is the second largest arch bridge on the Mississippi River. The I-255 Jefferson Barracks Bridge in Saint Louis is larger, while the I-280 Bridge in the Quad Cities and US-18 Marquette-Joliet Bridge just upstream in Prairie du Chien are smaller.

Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge
Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge
Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge
Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge
Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge

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