Bison Bridge proposal in the Quad-Cities gets big-name backing

Bison Bridge over Mississippi River could be boon for the heartland

Each day, the Interstate 80 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting Illinois and Iowa carries 36,000 cars. But in the not-too-distant future, it may carry bison. Transportation officials in both states are studying plans that include possibly replacing the 55-year-old span. Read More >

A Chicago-based structural engineering firm will lead the inspections and design for the Bison Bridge project proposed to replace the current I-80 bridge.The bridge spanning between LeClaire and Rapids City could be demolished and rebuilt, and Quad-City environmentalist Chad Pregracke has proposed reusing the bridge for a pedestrian and wildlife crossing, dubbed Bison Bridge. Read More >