The Government Bridge: a history

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Program Type: History, Presentation
Age Group: Everyone


Park Ranger Mike McKean will present of fascinating program about the Arsenal Bridge, also known as the Government Bridge.

The Arsenal Bridge, designed by Ralph Modjeski, was constructed in 1896 on the same piers as the 1872 bridge.  The truss and swing bridge is 1,608 feet in length.  The twin deck structure, rail (top level) and road traffic (lower level), is located near Mississippi River Lock and Dam no. 15.        

 The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library, is open to all ages, free of charge.  The information desk can be reached at 309-524-2470.