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I-74 Bridge: Workers Install Top of Eastbound Arch

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I-74 River Bridge Facebook page
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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project

The second arch on the new I-74 bridge was set in place Wednesday morning, and ironworkers are securing it with more than 4,000 bolts. The goal is to complete the Illinois-bound bridge and open it to traffic by the end of the year.

It's part of the $1.2 billion I-74 project, which also includes nearly eight miles of interstate in the Quad Cities. 

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Credit I-74 River Bridge Twitter feed / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project
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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project

On Twitter Wednesday afternoon, the bridge project team tweeted this photo with the caption, "When you gotta go, you gotta go," followed by a laughing smiley face and toilet paper emojis. 

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Credit I-74 River Bridge Facebook page / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project
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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project
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Credit I-74 River Bridge Facebook page / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project
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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project
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Credit I-74 River Bridge Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/I74RiverBridge/photos/pcb.1161227761065328/1161227674398670/ / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project
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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project

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