Morgan Street Bridge

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A new bridge spanning the Rock River is being viewed as something more than a way to get across Rockford’s south side. It’s part of the revitalization of a long-neglected area of the city. Rockford Alderman Venita Hervey has worked with federal, state, and local officials for the past few years to make sure the crumbling, hundred year old Morgan Street Bridge was replaced. And Tuesday, the 29-million dollar dream came true. Hervey, Governor Pat Quinn, Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, and...