Historic Centennial Bridge photos From the Most popular galleries of 2016 series Aug 8, 2014 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Centennial Bridge construction A photo from the Rock Island Public Library's collection of construction of the Centennial Bridge from 1938 to 1940. Contributed photo Toll booth A toll booth on the Centennial Bridge. QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO Happy 60th, Centennial Bridge When the Rock Island Centennial Bridge opened in July 1940, auto tolls were a dime. Truck tolls were a quarter. Rock Island Centennial Bridge Commission Photos toll A motorist deposits the $.50 toll on the Centennial Bridge before moving on in 1999. TIMES FILE PHOTO Centennial Bridge, Weather, Cold Steam rises off the open surface of the Mississippi River under the Centennial Bridge on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 as air temperatures fell to 8 below zero overnight in the Quad-Cities. John Schultz Centennial Bridge The Centennial Bridge and the Davenport skyline. QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO Lights on Centennial Bridge The lights on the Centennial Bridge between Rock Island and Davenport were turned back on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, after a three-month hiatus due to an accident that damaged the equipment. Eric Sumberg Centennial Bridge An image we see all of the time living in the Quad-Cities is the Centennial Bridge. The simplicity of the design can fully be appreciated during this 2007 sunset. John Schultz Centennial Bridge construction A photo from the Rock Island Public Library's collection of construction of the Centennial Bridge from 1938 to 1940. Contributed photo Centennial Bridge A 2012 Quad-Cities River Bandits baseball game with the Centennial Bridge in the background. Ryan Jaster Red White & Boom Fireworks explode over the Centennial Bridge and downtown Davenport as Red, White and Boom kicked off the holiday weekend in this file photo. John Schultz Centennial Bridge, Weather Steam rises Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, from the Mississippi River near the Centennial Bridge on one of the coldest mornings of the year so far. The overnight low was 4 below and the afternoon high was 1 degree. Look for single-digit temperatures today, and below-zero temperatures all day Thursday. Larry Fisher Centennial Bridge Jeff Cook, QUAD-CITY TIMES Centennial Bridge The Centennial Bridge and Rock Island are in the distance in this 2012 scene from Riverview Terrace Park in Davenport. Ryan Jaster Centennial Bridge construction A photo from the Rock Island Public Library's collection of construction of the Centennial Bridge from 1938 to 1940. Contributed photo St. Patrick's Day Parade The annual St. Patrick's Day, Bi-State Grand Parade, crosses the Centennial Bridge, Saturday, March 17, 2012, from Rock Island, Ill., into Davenport, IA. (John Schultz / Quad-City Times) John Schultz Centennial Bridge The Centennial Bridge with Rock Island and the sun in the background in 2012. Larry Fisher Centennial Bridge construction A photo from the Rock Island Public Library's collection of construction of the Centennial Bridge from 1938 to 1940. Contributed photo Toll booth The tool booth is removed from the Centennial Bridge. QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO Longview_View The upper portion of Rock Island’s Longview Park offers a sweeping view of the Mississippi River and the Centennial Bridge. Larry Fisher St. Patrick's Day Parade Floats being pulled by all types of vehicles roll down the Centennial Bridge, Saturday, March 17, 2012, during the annual St. Patrick's Day, Bi-State, Grand Parade. (John Schultz /Quad-City Times) John Schultz Motorcycle Ride Sporting an American flag on the back of his motorcycle, Kenny Brandt of Clinton crosses the Centennial Bridge during Saturday's annual Bi-State Motorcycle Awareness Council Proclamation Ride through the Quad-Cities. The purpose of the event is to promote motorcycle safety and awareness. (Photo by John Schultz/QUAD-CITY TIMES) John Schultz Dredging_092011 Low water on the Mississippi River exposed this sandbar below the Centennial Bridge on the Iowa side. (Larry Fisher/QUAD-CITY TIMES) Larry Fisher Scooter shortcut A Davenport police officer has a chat with a scooter operator who tried to find a creative way around the traffic that was backed up on the Centennial Bridge after a two-car collision. (Brian Wellner / QUAD-CITY TIMES) PHOTOS OF THE WEEK As the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa began to fall Saturday April 23, 2011 from the 20.7-foot crest, this aerial photo shows how far the river has encroached on the downtown area. In the foreground are Modern Woodmen Park and the Centennial Bridge. In the background are Lock and Dam 15 and the Government Bridge. (John Schultz/QUAD-CITY TIMES) John Schultz Grand Parade The St. Patrick Society Grand Parade passes over Centennial Bridge March 12, 2011 in Davenport, Iowa. (Sam Householder/QUAD-CITY TIMES) 00012351A Winter on the river Steam rises off the Mississippi River near the Centennial Bridge on a bitter cold morning. It's a frequent scene when the frigid air meets the warmer water. (Larry Fisher/QUAD-CITY TIMES) Larry Fisher Elevated riverfront view A view of the Centennial Bridge from the top of the mound, Tues. Nov. 16, 2010, in the Sprinkler and Recreation Area in Centennial Park. (John Schultz / Quad-City Times) John Schultz Bridge incident A man climbed up to the top of the first arch on the Iowa side of the Centennial bridge and threatened to kill himself several times before climbing down. 00011360A Bridge traffic Traffic was backed up on the Centennial Bridge after a five-car collision. (Brian Wellner / QUAD-CITY TIMES) Schwiebert Riverfront Park opening Schwiebert Riverfront Park opens with a view of the Centennial Bridge in Rock Island. (John Schultz / Quad-City Times) John Schultz BEST OF 2011 #2 A spectator walks past the Iowa Interstate 6988 locomotive Thursday as it belches smoke under the Centennial Bridge during the Train Festival: America's Celebration 2011 in Rock Island. (John Schultz / Quad-City Times) John Schultz Schwiebert Riverfront Park opening A view of the Centennial Bridge from the newly opened Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. (John Schultz / Quad-City Times) John Schultz Centennial Bridge The Centennial Bridge. QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO Centennial Bridge The Centennial Bridge obscures the sun. QUAD-CITY TIMES FILE PHOTO Mississippi River Flood Modern Woodmen Park surrounded by flood waters from the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday, April 20, 2013. JEFF COOK Mississippi river flood John O'Donnell is surrounded by water from the 1993 flood. Greg Boll 080314-bridge-02 The Centennial Bridge closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday for 35 days for construction work. The bridge is set to reopen in early September. Louis Brems, QUAD-CITY TIMES Flood viewing People on the Centennial Bridge look at the flooded River Drive in Davenport on Saturday morning. Viewing the swollen Mississippi River has become a popular thing this week. Jeff Cook, QUAD-CITY TIMES 031514-St-Paddys-Parade16 The Honor Guard leads the St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade XXIX over the Centennial Bridge, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in the only bi-state St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country. John Schultz 031514-St-Paddys-Parade05 The Honor Guard leads the St. Patrick Society Grand Parade over the Centennial Bridge. John Schultz, QUAD-CITY TIMES 031514-qca-parade8 The St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade XXIX crosses the Centennial Bridge in downtown Rock Island, Illinois Saturday March 15, 2014. Jeff Cook 070314-aerials-flood19 This is what it looked like in July 2014. Modern Woodmen Park is untouched by the dirty, flooding Mississippi River. Don't fret, while the Mississippi is rising this week, flooding like this is not in the forecast. 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