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BRIDGES (highway). The first bridge to span the MISSISSIPPI RIVER was the DUBUQUE WAGON BRIDGE or "high bridge" which opened in 1887 south of the Illinois Central Bridge. The EAGLE POINT BRIDGE opened in May 1902. The JULIEN DUBUQUE BRIDGE was opened on August 31, 1943. The new DUBUQUE-WISCONSIN BRIDGE opened in 1988.