HENNEPIN — Work continues on the $25 million reconstruction of the bridge that carries Interstate 180 traffic high above the Illinois River between Putnam and Bureau counties.
Crews have been making repairs on the half-century-old I-180 bridge sporadically for the past several years, and now pretty much all but the supports need to be rebuilt.
The project consists of a three-year timeline. This year, the crew is rebuilding the eastbound half, and next year, workers will rebuild the westbound half. A painting project is planned for the third year.
The bridge deck replacement work is being completed by Civil Constructors Inc. of Freeport.
The bridge was built in 1968.