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Cox Ferry Bridge

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Cox Ferry Bridge

Nashville Journal: June 2 1938

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BH Photo #468006

Map 

Description 

Portals match the extant Bolivia Road Bridge on the Sangamon-Christian County line.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on Mud Lake Road/Old St. Louis Road/Whittenberg Road
Location
Washington County, Illinois, and Clinton County, Illinois
Status
Removed
History
Built early 1900s. Closed early 1930s when the IL 15 bridge (now IL 160/177) opened upstream in late 1920s. Razed 1938.
Design
Pinned Parker through truss
Also called
Wertenberg Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.44554, -89.66329   (decimal degrees)
38°26'44" N, 89°39'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/267572/4258610 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 36922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • March 17, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 20, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added GPS
  • November 20, 2018: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 11, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: added a category
  • July 28, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: added a category
  • July 23, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • Luke
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cox Ferry Bridge
Posted July 23, 2008, by Kim Harvey

The information came from the 1968 Washington County History Book that was published in coordination of the 150th anniversary of Illinois. It was on Page 13 and provided a photo of the bridge before it was torn down.