A Kickstarter campaign has begun to help fund construction of a recreational trail bridge in Davenport which will be patterned after the first bridge crossing of the Mississippi River.
CLICK HERE to visit the Kickstarter campaign page to make a pledge for the project.
The Kickstarter campaign goal is raise $50,000 by Wednesday, May 20. The bike/pedestrian bridge will cross River Drive at the same location as the first railroad bridge was built across the Mississippi River in 1856.
The bridge will connect the newly-built River Heritage Park along the riverfront with a developing neighborhood in downtown Davenport and a new YMCA. It will provide a much-needed safe link over the four-lane River Drive (U.S. Highway 67) and the railroad tracks on the south side of the roadway.
Depending on the level of support for the Kickstarter campaign, donors will receive recognition and various rewards ranging from special bridge T-shirts, to posters, books, framed bridge art and a VIP celebration party.
CLICK HERE for more information on the bridge project from the Quad City Times.