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Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge
US-24 Mississippi River Crossing At Quincy
Quincy, Illinois

Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge

• Structure ID: NBI 000001001900621.
• Location: River Mile 327.0.
• River Elevation: 470 Feet.
• Highway: US-24 (Eastbound), Main Street.
• Daily Traffic Count: 8,909 (2003).
• Bridge Type: Steel Truss Through Deck.
• Length: 3,511 Feet Overall, 628 Foot Main Span.
• Width: 24 Feet, 2 Lanes.
• Navigation Channel Width: 617 Feet.
• Height Above Water: 63 Feet.
• Date Built: Completed May 1930.
In the 1980s, the city of Quincy faced an interesting problem in that it's existing bridge was inadequate for the traffic, but the structure was still sound. The solution was to put up a second new twin bridge. The old bridge, which handles eastbound traffic, is called The Quincy Memorial Bridge. The new bridge, which handles westbound traffic, is called the The Quincy Bayview Bridge. The new bridge was built about 900 feet north of the old bridge.

The Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge consists of two steel truss sections joined together, and long steel girder causeway bridge leading up to the truss sections. The bridge was built in the years 1928 to 1930, opening in May of 1930.

The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad operated a bridge just north of this section that was built in 1899. That bridge had two wagon decks hung off of the sides of the bridge for foot, wagon, and light automobile traffic. Once the Memorial Bridge opened in 1930, the wagon decks were removed from the railroad bridge.

Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge
Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge
Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge
Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge
Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge
Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge
Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge
Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge

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