Quad Cities I-74 Iowa Illinois Mississippi River Bridge Photography

Quad Cities I-74 Iowa Illinois Mississippi River Bridge

Quad Cities I-74 Iowa Illinois Mississippi River Bridge


This post features photos from our June visit to the Quad Cities for photography of the I-74 Iowa Illinois Mississippi River Bridge. Officially named “The Twin Bridges”, the new transportation infrastructure bridge project spans the Mississippi River connecting Bettendorf, Iowa to Moline, Illinois.  We photograph structural art, infrastructure, architecture, buildings, industrial, bridges, transportation, and more around the Nationwide, so we we’re excited to be the selected photographer for this photo project close to home.  We set out to capture a variety of photography to include ground photos from the shore, images on the suspension bridge, drone aerial, day, and night images of the arch bridges. It was the perfect summer seasonal weather for the shoot providing for pedestrians and transportation both passing over the new Mississippi River bridges.

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bridges transportation road highway marine utilities photographer


Interstate I-74 Mississippi bridge river night photos

Interstate I-74 Mississippi bridge river night photos


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architectural drone exterior bridge photographer


Quad Cities I-74 Iowa Illinois Mississippi River bridge photography

Quad Cities I-74 Iowa Illinois Mississippi River bridge photography


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drone bridges night award competition photographer bridge structure


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drone aerial bridge photography photographer


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structural engineering civil mechanical solar marketing images


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MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography was commissioned by Miguel Rosales of Rosales + Partners for a photography architectural photo shoot of the new I-74 bridge in the Quad Cities.  The new I-74 Mississippi River crossing bridge construction connects the Illinois and Iowa state’s roads and transportation infrastructure – both a functional bridge with its infrastructure design, yet constructed as beautifully aesthetic designed structural piece of art.  The arching white bridges are visible from long range viewpoints miles away from the Illinois and Iowa Mississippi shorelines during the day and when illuminated at night.

The new $1.2-billion bridge fully opened to road traffic on Dec. 2, 2021.  The walkable, running, and bike friendly pedestrian portion of the bridge opened for use in April 2022 with the City of Bettendorf IA and Moline IL hosting a bike and pedestrian path dedication on May 18, 2022.  Waiting for optimum weather and the exterior landscape with trees in the area to be full of green leaves, our photo shoot proceeded in early June.  The I-74 bridge project is part of a regional strategy for improving access across the Mississippi. For updates on the I-74 River Bridge project, visit the bridge construction project website at I74RiverBridge.com.

MILLER+MILLER is a commercial architectural photography company who produces marketing images for architects, contractors, engineers, artists, mechanical, civic, government, and more professional companies.  M+M spent the day completing photography of the Mississippi Bridge in Moline Illinois and Bettendorf Iowa capturing variety of vantage points from both the ground level and bird’s eye height in the sky with our drone from sunrise to sunset.

A photography goal was to illustrate not only the final completed structure of the bridge, but also the beautiful landscape surrounding the twin arching bridges.  Producing aerial, day, sunset, and night photographs to showcase the bridge’s Summer time season, Midwest landscape, bridge uplighting illumination at night, and architecture structural design.  A goal of photographing images for the Quad Cities new landmark twin bridges which artistically capture architectural photos the suspension bridge and twin steel arches bridge structure.  The Quad Cities I-74 Iowa Illinois Mississippi River bridge design is a visually memorable and artistic connection for traffic driving over the Mississippi River and between the states of Iowa and Illinois.

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Mississippi River Quad Cities Davenport Bettendorf


Illinois Iowa drone bridge photography photographers

Illinois Iowa drone bridge photography photographers


The Interstate 74 (I-74) transportation road bridge reconstruction serves as the primary crossing of the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities of Davenport, Rock Island, Bettendorf, & Moline in Illinois and Iowa.  The bridge construction project totaled seven miles of interstate expansion.  Design and transportation functionality of the I-74 bridge provides access for the important east-west interstate link in the nation’s Midwest segment of the transportation network with its west end at the I-80 interchange in Davenport Iowa and east terminus at I-75 in Cincinnati.

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drone bridge photography photographers


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white arches bridge river crossing sunset sunrise landscape


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up lighting suspension bridge illumination


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structural infrastructure architectural photographer


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night sunset bridge river ocean water pedestrian traffic


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architectural suspension bridge architect photography Chicago photographer


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artistic night photography infrastructure bridge architecture


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Quad Cities Rock Island Moline Davenport Iowa Illinois drone development photos


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transportation travel railway ports airport landscape traffic bridges stimulus infrastructure


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Chicago photographer infrastructure bridges rail marine


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glass oculus viewing platform river city bridges


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artistic walking path bridge photos


Pedestrians and visitors to the bridge river crossing site are able to use the bike and pedestrian path which features on top a scenic overlook with a glass oculus floor.  The oculus view point provides the public with a unique view through the glass of the Mississippi River flowing below as well as a viewing platform to view the west setting sunsets over the Mississippi river valley.  The 10-foot diameter glass oculus is made of thick, safe to stand on with the tempered glass with a textured surface to provide traction.  In the evening, the bridge glows with up lighting, and the entire path is lit at night to include the pedestrian bridge’s summit scenic water overlook.  The fully separated pedestrian bridge is ADA accessible.  The path connects to existing trails on both sides of the Mississippi River waterway between Davenport, Rock Island, Bettendorf, and Moline. The old I-74 bridge is planned for demolition.

On December 1, 2021, thousands of residents and visitors participated in a celebration walk over the new I-74 River Bridge and celebrated the future of the Quad Cities together. Watch the December recap celebratory walk video on the I-74 River Bridge Youtube page:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b9p-nDvkyQ

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steel bridge structural infrastructure commercial photographer


bridge glass oculus viewing platform pedestrian bike path

bridge glass oculus viewing platform pedestrian bike path


Congress passed the Whitehouse’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails https://www.whitehouse.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/ (in addition to expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, invest in communities.)  Government improvements are for the United States ports, airports, rail, and roads reconstructing our nation’s bridges, and construction of interstate highway traffic and transportation systems.  MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography is experience in photographing all types of infrastructure, view additional posts featuring Bridges Transportation Road Highway Marine Airports Utilities Photographer image examples.

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white twin arch suspension bridge pedestrians walking bike path


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new bridge park bicycle bike path community development


Mississippi River path Bettendorf Jetty Park Iowa bridge

Mississippi River path Bettendorf Jetty Park Iowa bridge


MILLER+MILLER is a husband & wife, Nationwide traveling commercial architectural photography company. Our photographs of the new Quad Cities I-74 Iowa Illinois bridge replacement crossing over the Mississippi River, connecting Iowa to Illinois, features nearly two decades of work from a number of contributors for the bridge development project. From design, to planning, to construction, the build was a collaboration of the project leads listed below, along with all their sub-contracting partners, and countless other entities, businesses, and community members. ( Sources  www.constructionequipmentguide.com/crews-place-keystone-on-iowa-illinois-bridge/49218, and the links below).

BRIDGE PROJECT COLLABORATORS & CONTRIBUTORS:
IOWA DOT District 6 Cedar Rapids
Illinois DOT District 2

Awards
American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance — National Award in the Major Span category of the 2022 Prize Bridge Awards

Design
Rosales + Partners — Architect, conceptual engineering and design of bridges, and type study selection, architectural visualizations and physical models
Modjeski and Masters (M&M), as part of the Alfred Benesch Design Team

Construction Management/General Engineering Consultants
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.
HR Green
Hutchison Engineering Inc.
Knight E/A, Inc
R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc.
Images, Inc. — Public Involvement Strategic Communications Planning


Construction Engineering and Inspection Consultants

R.J. Watson, Inc.
Tenca Steel Detailing, Inc.
Bruner, Cooper & Zuck, Inc.
HNTB
McClure Engineering Associates, Inc

Contractors
Helm Group/Civil Constructors Inc. — Iowa viaduct
Kraemer North America — Illinois viaduct and ramps
K&W Electric — Roadway lighting
Lunda Construction Co. — Main bridge
Minturn — Aesthetic lighting
McCarthy Improvement — Iowa mainline and ramps
Valley Construction — Iowa ramp and mainline storm sewer
Walsh Group — Illinois I-74 mainline and ramps

Contact photographers MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography to photograph your finished architecture, structure, transportation, infrastructure, or construction project. Providing aerial drone photography, video, and exterior night photography services, we look forward to learning about your unique project and your photography image needs. Our husband and wife photography company with 10+ years of working as a commercial photographer provide an experienced ability to capture a variety of exterior angles, elevations, and artistically framed shots of structures, architecture, infrastructure and more through photography and architectural video services.  

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MILLER+MILLER Architectural Photography is a commercial Iowa architectural photography photographer team. Our company has produced high-quality marketing photos photographing properties in Iowa and around the Nation since 2006.  Producing images for all types of real estate, residential, commercial, and award-winning architects in Iowa, in Chicago, the Midwest, and beyond traveling Nationwide.  Our architectural photography company, a husband-wife team, provides architectural photography, exterior and interior photographs for clients across Iowa, in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Ames, Waterloo, Dubuque, Davenport, Ankeny, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Urbandale, Cedar Falls, Quad Cities region, and beyond throughout the state of Iowa.

Rely on our experience as Chicago’s Iowa Architectural photographers providing all of your drone, exterior and interior marketing photos, real estate building, development, corporate, commercial construction, architect, developer photography needs.  Our husband-wife team of architectural photographers will quote photography of any Iowa building, property, or a structure.  Past photo projects Include photography of all building and construction types from Real Estate, New Construction, Renovations, Developments, Acquisitions, Hotel, Student Housing, Property Management, Academic Education, and more.  Delivering exteriors and interiors architectural images and providing photography for many of Iowa’s award-winning architect and designer’s construction design, interior environments, the finest architectural interiors, design marketing, building and editorial with photography showcasing each of our client’s specific marketing needs.    

Looking for a commercial building photographer who can include aerial building drone photography of your Iowa property?   Miller + Miller is a FAA Certified Part 107 Drone and Aerial Photographer Nationwide licensed operator.  From award-winning architectural photography of interiors to exteriors, to Iowa drone aerial photographer photos, and night photos, our architectural photo company and photographer team offers an abundant of photography and cinematic video marketing photographic services throughout the state of in Iowa and for client’s Nationwide portfolios.  

Photographing all types of Iowa building projects to include mixed-use, multi-family, apartments, duplexes, townhomes condominium, hotel, new construction, parking garage, LEED certified design, historic house, custom private residences, model homes, luxury condominium, design-build, designers, architect projects, residential & commercial properties and developments, engineering, agriculture facilities, energy, transportation, education, infrastructure, and more.  Many clients contact us about booking a photo shoot just after the building’s grand opening.  Capturing exterior and interior photos for their portfolio, marketing, or upcoming awards entries.  Photographing a new construction development, a hotel, or education facility, to photos for a recently built property, renovations, expansions and additions.  From small buildings to large developments, shopping malls, retail, hotels, offices, commercial building, corporate headquarters, business parks, industrial, manufacturing, medical clinic, hospitals, healthcare, education, industries, high school, colleges, universities expansions, art center, music concert, performing arts, theaters, sports arenas complexes, museums, civic center, government buildings, dealerships, bank financial, worship religious, temple, church building, temple, historic preservation renovation, recreation & wellness centers, and more in Iowa.  

Hire MILLER+MILLER to provide a visual story-telling of your property.  Upon a special request, we can incorporate within the interior architecture photos “life” which helps to showcase the story of a property to shoot with people, the employees, students, or staff moving throughout into the interior room photography of the space.  For exterior building photos, request us to incorporate the urban environmental life with the property photos capturing streetscape images with blurred cars, night photos highlighting transportation, or a busy, Des Moines, Ames, Iowa City, downtown or urban location vibe within the property’s architectural night exterior photography.  Or alternately, hire Miller + Miller architectural photographers to focus on the marketing property photography without people to focus on simplicity of the architecture and design details within the images of the building.  We are capable of either requested option.

Miller + Miller are photographers who specializes in providing the best property, marketing, advertising, artistic, creative, and drone aerial drone images and video for companies in Iowa traveling throughout the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, the Midwest, Chicago, and beyond.  We are the Midwest’s choice and your Iowa architectural commercial photographer team ready to quote any photographic project from top to bottom, interiors inside and exteriors outside, photos on the ground to drone images from the sky.  Contact us to discuss your company’s portfolio of properties and photography project. 

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Consultants, design professionals and architects looking for an architectural photographer?  Submit architecture, building and construction awards and read about recent developments, construction, architect, and building news on the Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Iowa chapter web site.  www.aiaiowa.org.  Book MILLER+MILLER as your photographer to submit images into ia architect magazine, the showcase magazine for Iowa and Midwest Design. Iowa Architect magazine is the official publication of AIA Iowa www.iowaarchitecture.org featuring award winning interior and exterior Iowa architectural photography, architecture images. and advocating design excellence, building innovation, and technology submitted projects & photos.  Photographers Miller + Miller Architectural Photography specializes in photography for a variety companies in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Ames, Waterloo, Dubuque, Davenport, Ankeny, Council Bluffs, Urbandale, Cedar Falls, Quad Cities region, and beyond in Iowa. 


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