If you live in Davenport or have at least visited the area you are most likely very aware of the infamous truck-eating bridges. There are a few in the area with the biggest beast located on Harrison Street right when you head toward downtown Davenport, and of course on Brady Street when leaving the downtown area.

I think now is the perfect time to celebrate the beast, or rather raise awareness about how low it really is. I have a few reasons why this festival, or day for the bridges would be great.

Source: Dwyer & Michaels Edited: Jake Truemper
Source: Dwyer & Michaels
Edited: Jake Truemper

The Reasons to "Celebrate"

  • Bring more awareness to how low this bridge is and maybe be able to make more outsiders driving in the area aware of its danger.
  • We get to party, and downtown businesses get more traffic.
  • I have never seen a truck get eaten before and I'd like to see it in a controlled environment... so yes we would sacrifice a truck to the bridge for the festival.

*Bonus* We can decorate the bridge.

In all seriousness, the bridge is very infamous, and I believe many local residents would get behind this idea for a special bridge day or festival. Let's take a look at some of the recent bridge attacks.

Trucks that have been eaten by the beast bridge

Many trucks have sadly fallen victim to the bridge. Here are only a few.

Source: Dwyer & Michaels
Source: Dwyer & Michaels

This bad boy appeared to be trying to bring toilet paper to the great people of Davenport before being attacked. You can learn more here.

Source: Connor Kenney
Source: Connor Kenney

Wow... the horror. This one was destroyed. You can learn more about this attack here.

Source: Sarah Stringer
Source: Sarah Stringer

This attack was very recent. You can read more here.

Many other strange attacks from this truck-eating bridge have been documented. It's like a big foot at this point with how many stories there are. Here are some other ones:

The Bite of April 7th, 2021


"Truck-Eating Bridge Strikes Again" July 2020

With this large number of stories and pictures, we should definitely have a day around this bridge. I think it could become huge.

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