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Tag Archives: Bridges
The Rock Island Centennial/Master Sgt. Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge turns 80!
On July 12, 1940, a modern, four-lane highway bridge was dedicated and opened to traffic. This bridge was named Rock Island Centennial Bridge. Its structured design supports the “present day high speed passenger and transport traffic” and serves not only … Continue reading
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#ColorOurCollections Week Featured Artist: Mary Costello
This week marks another #ColorOurCollections Week. We are pleased to offer the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center’s Coloring Book Volume 3: From the Mayflower to the Lock & Dam. This volume celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Bridges, Mary Costello, Marycrest College, Mississippi River, university of Iowa Leave a comment
Today in Quad-City History: The Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge
If you’re like most Quad City residents, you don’t think about our bridges (unless with no small amount of frustration when traffic clogs things up.) It’s hard to think about not having bridges today, but on this date, November 18, in 1935, … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Bridges, I-74 Bridge, Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge 1 Comment
Scott County’s Rotten Bridge
If you read this blog, you already know how much we love solving local history mysteries around here. Our latest one, featuring a peculiar epitaph referring to a tragic death, is perfect not only for this chilly month known for … Continue reading
Posted in Genealogy, Local History Tagged Bridges, cemeteries, Databases, Frank Meyer, gravestones, Lorraine Duncan, Maysville Cemetery, scharlott blevins, SCIGS, Scott County, tombstones Leave a comment
It Could Have Been Worse: The Centennial Bridge Freeway Proposal
As any Quad-Citian who regularly commutes over the Mississippi can tell you, the Centennial Bridge repair project is ongoing, a new construction project has started on the I-74 off ramps in Moline, and the barges keep stalling traffic over the … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Arsenal Bridge, Brady Street, Bridges, Centennial Bridge, Harrison Street, I-74 Bridge, One-Way Streets, Welcome Way Leave a comment
Spanning the Years: the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge
Preparations for the new 1-74 bridge across the Mississippi River have been making headlines in our area newspapers lately, so we thought it was time to take a look at the bridge that’s been connecting the two halves of the … Continue reading
Local History Film Screening–and More!
As part of our 30th anniversary celebration, we will be having a special screening of local history film footage from our Archive & Manuscript Collections. The films will be shown this Saturday, October 20th at 1:30pm in the Film Room, … Continue reading
The Mississippi Ice Jam of 1868
March 13, 1868 tells the story of the massive ice gorge that occurred on the Mississippi as the rain and spring thaw caused the ice to go out. The ice gorged above the bridge and at the bend in the … Continue reading
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