Murray Baker Bridge Rehabilitation Project

The Murray Baker Bridge carries Interstate 74 over the Illinois River between Peoria and East Peoria.   The bridge closed for rehabilitation on March 29, 2020 and opened to traffic on October 31, 2020.  Through traffic in the Peoria metro area was detoured on Interstate 474 and local traffic was detoured on Illinois Route 40 through Downtown Peoria and East Peoria.

Bridge Rehabilitation Scope of Work Included:

  • Replacement of Concrete deck
  • Repair of structural steel members
  • Zone painting of the structural steel
  • Replacement of roadway lighting
  • Replacement of decorative lighting
  • Installation of scour countermeasures in the river

Murray Baker Bridge 2020 Rehabilitation Fast Facts