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Rock Island Centennial Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 30.690 W 090° 34.684
15T E 702112 N 4598373
Quick Description: The Rock Island Centennial Bridge was named to celebrate the centennial of the founding of Rock Island, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2013 4:47:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMHDN3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
The original plat for the town of Stephenson was filed in 1935 and the name changed to Rock Island in 1941. In 1940, when this multi-arch bridge was completed in 1940 the mayor of Rock Island, Robert Galbraith, suggested that the bridge be named the Rock Island Centennial Bridge to celebrate the city's founding rather than naming it after him as had been previously suggested.
Subject: City

Commemoration: Centennial

Date of Founding: 1935-1941

Date of Commemoration: 1940

Address:
A small park at the south end of the bridge.


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Yes


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Web site if available: [Web Link]

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