items tagged with Centennial Bridge
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Category: Feature Stories
Connecting Davenport and Rock Island, the Centennial Bridge is one of the most beautiful architectural structures in the Quad Cities. Viewed in the daytime, it is a graceful example of modern design. At night, the lights on the bridge’s five arches transform it into the river’s showpiece.
The bridge was designed by Iowa native Edward Ashton (1903-1985). Its lack of ornamentation is consistent with modern design’s dictum that form follows function, yet Ashton stated that he built every bridge with an eye for the visible beauty of the structure. He designed more than 20 bridges – including the Julien Dubuque Bridge in Dubuque, Iowa – but considered the Centennial Bridge his best design.
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Written By: Mike Schulz
Let's face it: For area audiences, it's easy to be psyched about Anna Boden's and Ryan Fleck's baseball drama Sugar, large portions of which were filmed locally in the summer of 2007.
Read More About Curveballs: "Sugar"...
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