1st Street and 2nd Street Bridges over Union Pacific Railroad

The 1st Street and 2nd Street bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad have deteriorated to the point where they had to be closed to vehicular traffic. These bridges are an important connection from the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods to the City’s west side. The Railroad currently owns these structures and the City is currently working with the Illinois Commerce Commission and Railed to develop a funding participation plan and scope of work to replace both of the bridges.

Current StatusPreliminary Engineering
Lead AgencyCity of Rockford
Tentative Construction Letting DateSpring 2023
Estimated Construction Cost$2,200,000
Funding SourceMotor Fuel Tax
 State/ Other
Tentative Completion DateFall 2023