Buckeye Bridge

Spans Spoon River, Smithfield, Illinois

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Description 

The White's Ferry of 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)

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 1980
Reference number
80001361
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Parker
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1910

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