Today, Campbell's Island is a community that is an unincorporated part of East Moline, Illinois. Folks who live on the island have a small town feel, but they are just down the road from a large population center (Quad Cities). Earlier in the 1900s, the island was a resort area and featured a race track. Recently, the residents voted down a proposal to sell out to a developer who wished to build a resort and casino on the island.
The first bridge at this location was a trolley trestle that had wood planks put down for auto traffic. That bridge likely dated back to the 1880s. A modern automobile bridge was built in 1938. That bridge was totally rebuilt in 1999.