Business Group Seeks Support For Plan To Repurpose Obsolete Iowa Toll Bridge

Quad-City Times reports, “A group of Davenport [Iowa] businessmen is continuing a push to find support for tearing out the suspension portion of the old I-74 bridge but keeping the remaining driving deck and toll plaza for a public pier. The bridge from the toll plaza to the Bettendorf riverfront still would be razed. The views from atop the six-story pier would accomplish a widely embraced Quad-Cities goal: Treat the Mississippi River as the asset it is.” The article notes that pier development backers added some new specifics to their proposal during a presentation they delivered yesterday.