White's Ferry Bridge
The White's Ferry or Buckeye Bridge is a three span, steel structure with a pin-connected, Parker Through truss as the main span. A representative example of early development of steel truss bridge construction in Illinois, the White's Ferry Bridge is one of only six pin-connected highway bridges of this truss type in the state. Its listing on the National Register of Historic Places is part of a thematic historic district that demonstrates truss bridge development within the scenic Spoon River Valley, a relatively concentrated and easily definable rural area. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IL-119)
- Lost Parker through truss bridge over Spoon River on TR 209
- Fulton County, Illinois
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1910; replaced 1994. One of the nine bridges submitted to NRHP in "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources", 1980-10-29
- - Springfield Bridge & Iron Co.
- Pin-connected, 10-panel Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 216.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
- Also called
- Buckeye Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.53181, -90.31090 (decimal degrees)
40°31'55" N, 90°18'39" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/727763/4490260 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- IL 029-3096 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 44255 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 8, 2012: Updated by Fmiser: Added to history
- February 26, 2010: Added by Robert Stephenson
- Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- HAER IL-119 - White's Ferry Bridge, Spanning Spoon River at Township Road 209, Blyton vicinity, Fulton County, IL
- Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com