Centennial Bridge


Repair work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on the Centennial Bridge, between Rock Island and Davenport. The Illinois Department of Transportation says motorists can expect day-time lane closures.

Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

You're invited to spend next year looking at the Quad Cities' past.  To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Davenport Library, the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center has put together a calendar with photographs from its archives. 


Hundreds of people, including troopers, deputies, and officers gathered in the Quad Cities Monday to celebrate the re-naming of the Centennial Bridge, connecting Rock Island with Davenport. 

Pedestrians and bike riders may want to avoid Centennial Bridge this week. Monday at 8 am through Friday at 3 pm, sidewalks will be closed on the bridge, connecting Davenport and Rock Island.

Illinois Department of Transportation

Good news for local motorists - the lane closures on the Centennial Bridge between Rock Island and Davenport will end on Friday. Weather permitting, the Illinois Department of Transportation says the contractor doing repairs on the bridge will complete the final pavement markings, and remove the barriers.

Even though all four lanes will be open to traffic, the two year, 3.3 million dollar repair project isn't quite finished. But the remaining work can be done underneath the bridge, without restricting traffic. 

Lane closures will continue on the Centennial Bridge longer than expected.

Originally, the Illinois Department of Transportation said the final stages of the two-year repair project would end this week, and all four lanes would be re-open. But now the completion date has been pushed back two weeks.The DOT blames what it calls "complications" with the final repairs.It does say however, equipment will be moved off the bridge this weekend for the Quad Cities Marathon. 

2015 Bridge Work List

Apr 14, 2015
WVIK Staff

One bridge project is done, and one is now underway, but Quad Cities residents can look forward to more bridge work and traffic delays, at least through the summer. That was the report Tuesday to the transportation technical committee of the Bi-State Regional Commission.

Centennial Bridge re-opened two days ago, and one local official is satisfied the Illinois DOT and contractors did the best job they could.Planning Director for the Bi-State Regional Commission, Gena McCullough, says the month-long maintenance and repair project suffered from several delays. And the agencies could not have anticipated the problems that caused the extra six-week closure.  

And McCullough thinks Bi-State and the DOT did a good job getting the word out about the bridge closure and delays on the project.

WVIK Staff

The long nightmare for local motorists will soon be over. Today, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the Centennial Bridge will re-open on Sunday (10/19).

WVIK Staff

Motorists in the Quad Cities are going to have to be patient for a while longer. Today the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the re-opening of the Centennial Bridge has been postponed again.