The Quad City's most-traveled bridge has been named a finalist in America's Transportation Awards, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The Interstate 74 Bridge is one of the final 12 contenders for the highest honor given to state departments of transportation, awarded by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AAA.
Here's the cool thing...the bridge will now compete for the national grand prizes, one of which is chose by YOU! Quad City area residents can vote once per day until the contest concludes on Oct. 21. The grand prize and the people's choice award each will net the winner $10,000 to be provided to a charity, not-for-profit or transportation-related scholarship within the winning state.
No, it's not an Oscar, an Emmy, or a Grammy...but it's still pretty cool!