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I-74 Bridge Path Will Soon Be Ready for Pedestrians & Bicyclists

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I-74 bridge team, Iowa Department of Transportation
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I-74 bridge team, Iowa Department of Transportation
The oculus from below

Corridor Manager, George Ryan, is confident the new, multiuse path will open this spring.

I-74 Bridge Path Will Soon Be Ready for Pedestrians & Bicyclists

Corridor Manager, George Ryan, is confident the new, multiuse path will open this spring. There's a little more work to do with putting rope lights under the oculus. That's so it will be lit up at night, not a glare, but a glow so people can still see the river below.

Supply chain issues continue even after the bit bridge celebration in early December. Ryan says the contractor is waiting for large bolts to be delivered. They'll hold the "identity elements" in place. The benches and fencing have already arrived.

Lunda continues to install fiber and wiring on the new bridges. Kraemer North America crews are removing land viaducts in Moline. And McCarthy continues to work in downtown Bettendorf along 14th Street and the old State Street. Workers are also completing lots of landscaping.

Ryan says Bettendorf and Moline are working together and will be responsible for maintenance. And he thinks the cities will host a grand opening for the I-74 multiuse path before June.

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