We're getting closer to completing the beautiful new color-changing lighting on the new I-74 River Bridge. Contractors have installed all the lighting components and staff at the cities of Bettendorf and Moline have been trained to create and operate dramatic new lighting scenes. We have no doubt you'll be thrilled with the results!
Before we finish up, the project team will run through lighting scenes and colors to ensure barge captains can safely navigate through the channel under the I-74 River Bridge. Beginning Friday, July 22 between sunset and sunrise, the bridge will be lit up with different lighting scenes each night for approximately 30 days. The U.S. Coast Guard will collect feedback from the barge captains and the project team will review and adjust the lighting intensity if necessary.
This is also a unique opportunity for the public to catch the (lighting) magic! Whether you choose to drive over the bridge, walk the bike and pedestrian path, or view the bridge from the riverfront, you'll get a fantastic view of the gorgeous lighting on the I-74 River Bridge.