overpass

New Overpass Named
12:50 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Galesburg Honors "Mother" Bickerdyke

The statue of Bickerdyke on the lawn of the courthouse was revealed in 1906.
Credit T.J. Carson

The Seminary/Kellogg Street overpass is not yet complete in Galesburg, but it does have a name.

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One Down, Two to Go
6:16 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Galesburg Opens RR Overpass

A train approaches the West Main Street overpass, which is in the background
Credit Rich Egger

Drivers will no longer have to wait for trains at one crossing in Galesburg. Amid much hoopla, the city dedicated and opened the West Main Street Overpass on Friday, October 26.

The project cost $16.1 million. The state provided $14.5 million while the federal government contributed $809,000 and BNSF spent $806,150.

Governor Pat Quinn flew into Galesburg for the ceremony. He quoted Galesburg native Carl Sandburg while pointing out the overpass will especially benefit future generations.

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