Columnist Barb Ickes and photo editor Kevin Schmidt took a final tour this week of the Twin Bridges motel, just east of the Interstate 74 bridge in Bettendorf. Demolition of the problem property is to begin as soon as asbestos is removed, probably next week. The old motel has been a thorn in the side of police for many years because of drugs, assaults, and other complaints. For some, though, the Twin Bridges was home. Barb Ickes will have details in a column coming Friday.
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In the feast-or-famine world of bridge construction, Bettendorf's downtown is in a feasting phase.