Work is Suspended on I-80 Bridge While Other Bridges are Closed
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that construction work on the Interstate 80 bridge over the Mississippi River will be suspended at 2 p.m. since there's increased traffic on I-80 after the flooding that's causing limited access to the other river crossings.
The Government Bridge between Davenport, Rock Island and the Rock Island Arsenal is closed after the breach in the HESCO flood barrier on Tuesday afternoon.
The Centennial Bridge has been reduced to one lane each way since flooding is affecting the Davenport approach. The already-limited Interstate 74 bridge has water building up on the River Drive on-ramps and off-ramps. Sandbags and pumps are being placed.
The Interstate 280 bridge is unaffected at this point.
Until further notice, all lanes will remain open on the I-80 Mississippi Bridge.