List of crossings of the Illinois River

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This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Illinois River from the Mississippi River upstream to the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines Rivers.

Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
Brussels Ferry[1] Point Pct., Calhoun Co. and Quarry Twp., Jersey Co. west of Grafton 38°57′54.69″N 90°29′41.40″W / 38.9651917°N 90.4948333°W / 38.9651917; -90.4948333
Hardin Bridge IL 16 / IL 100 Hardin 39°09′36.23″N 90°36′48.61″W / 39.1600639°N 90.6135028°W / 39.1600639; -90.6135028
Kampsville Ferry[1] IL 108 Kampsville 39°17′59.04″N 90°36′20.78″W / 39.2997333°N 90.6057722°W / 39.2997333; -90.6057722
Rail bridge Kansas City Southern Railway
originally Alton Railroad
Pearl 39°27′26.55″N 90°36′37.15″W / 39.4573750°N 90.6103194°W / 39.4573750; -90.6103194
Florence Bridge IL 100 / IL 106 Florence 39°37′57.30″N 90°36′26.36″W / 39.6325833°N 90.6073222°W / 39.6325833; -90.6073222
Valley City Eagle Bridges I-72 / US 36 Valley City 39°41′13.34″N 90°38′28.43″W / 39.6870389°N 90.6412306°W / 39.6870389; -90.6412306
Rail bridge Norfolk Southern Railway
originally Wabash Railroad
Valley City 39°41′12.01″N 90°38′45.33″W / 39.6866694°N 90.6459250°W / 39.6866694; -90.6459250
Rail bridge (removed 1959) Wabash Railroad Meredosia 39°49′34″N 90°33′51″W / 39.82611°N 90.56417°W / 39.82611; -90.56417
Meredosia Bridge IL 104 Meredosia 39°49′50.30″N 90°33′55.92″W / 39.8306389°N 90.5655333°W / 39.8306389; -90.5655333
Beardstown Bridge US 67 / IL 100 Beardstown 40°00′54.67″N 90°26′48.70″W / 40.0151861°N 90.4468611°W / 40.0151861; -90.4468611
Rail bridge BNSF Railway
originally Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Beardstown 40°01′22.61″N 90°26′00.42″W / 40.0229472°N 90.4334500°W / 40.0229472; -90.4334500
Scott W. Lucas Bridge US 136 / IL 78 / IL 97 Havana 40°17′38.92″N 90°04′08.24″W / 40.2941444°N 90.0689556°W / 40.2941444; -90.0689556
Rail bridge Union Pacific Railroad
originally Chicago & North Western Railroad
Pekin 40°33′14.67″N 89°40′30.78″W / 40.5540750°N 89.6752167°W / 40.5540750; -89.6752167
John T. McNaughton Bridge IL 9 Pekin 40°34′25.07″N 89°39′15.43″W / 40.5736306°N 89.6542861°W / 40.5736306; -89.6542861
Shade-Lohmann Bridge I-474 / US 24 Bartonville and Creve Coeur 40°38′05.86″N 89°37′20.89″W / 40.6349611°N 89.6224694°W / 40.6349611; -89.6224694
Rail bridge Peoria and Pekin Union Railway
Tazewell and Peoria Railroad
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
Peoria and East Peoria 40°40′03.40″N 89°36′40.59″W / 40.6676111°N 89.6112750°W / 40.6676111; -89.6112750
Cedar Street Bridge IL 8 / IL 116 (and IL 29 until 2012) 40°40′38.42″N 89°36′00.84″W / 40.6773389°N 89.6002333°W / 40.6773389; -89.6002333
Bob Michel Bridge IL 40 40°41′04.33″N 89°35′30.45″W / 40.6845361°N 89.5917917°W / 40.6845361; -89.5917917
Murray Baker Bridge I-74 / IL 29 40°41′16.29″N 89°35′00.13″W / 40.6878583°N 89.5833694°W / 40.6878583; -89.5833694
McClugage Bridge US 150 (and US 24 until 2012) 40°43′11.08″N 89°32′40.27″W / 40.7197444°N 89.5445194°W / 40.7197444; -89.5445194
Rail bridge BNSF Railway
originally Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chillicothe 40°55′44.43″N 89°27′40.40″W / 40.9290083°N 89.4612222°W / 40.9290083; -89.4612222
Lacon Bridge IL 17 Sparland and Lacon 41°01′32.43″N 89°25′00.28″W / 41.0256750°N 89.4167444°W / 41.0256750; -89.4167444
Henry Bridge IL 18 Henry 41°06′29.89″N 89°21′07.68″W / 41.1083028°N 89.3521333°W / 41.1083028; -89.3521333
Hennepin Bridge (removed 1969?) IL 26 Hennepin 41°15′26.29″N 89°20′57.26″W / 41.2573028°N 89.3492389°W / 41.2573028; -89.3492389
Gudmund "Sonny" Jessen Bridge I-180 / IL 26 41°15′39.13″N 89°20′50.79″W / 41.2608694°N 89.3474417°W / 41.2608694; -89.3474417
Rail bridge (removed ? date) Norfolk Southern Railway
originally New York Central Railroad Illinois Division Kankakee Belt Route
De Pue 41°18′50.87″N 89°16′43.02″W / 41.3141306°N 89.2786167°W / 41.3141306; -89.2786167
Spring Valley Bridge IL 89 Spring Valley 41°18′43.62″N 89°11′59.82″W / 41.3121167°N 89.1999500°W / 41.3121167; -89.1999500
Peru Bridge IL 251 Peru 41°19′25.80″N 89°07′12.48″W / 41.3238333°N 89.1201333°W / 41.3238333; -89.1201333
Shippingsport Bridge IL 351 LaSalle and Oglesby 41°18′52.05″N 89°05′30.57″W / 41.3144583°N 89.0918250°W / 41.3144583; -89.0918250
Rail bridge Buzzi Unicem Railspur
originally Illinois Central Railroad
41°19′20.63″N 89°04′59.48″W / 41.3223972°N 89.0831889°W / 41.3223972; -89.0831889
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge I-39 / US 51 41°19′29.35″N 89°04′37.43″W / 41.3248194°N 89.0770639°W / 41.3248194; -89.0770639
Utica Bridge IL 178 Utica 41°19′37.67″N 89°00′38.31″W / 41.3271306°N 89.0106417°W / 41.3271306; -89.0106417
Ottawa Rail Bridge Illinois Railway
formerly BNSF Railway and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Ottawa 41°19′22.85″N 88°42′36.61″W / 41.3230139°N 88.7101694°W / 41.3230139; -88.7101694
Veterans Memorial Bridge IL 23 / IL 71 41°19′22.85″N 88°42′36.61″W / 41.3230139°N 88.7101694°W / 41.3230139; -88.7101694
Marseilles Bridge LaSalle County Highway 15 (Main Street) Marseilles 41°20′32.22″N 88°50′27.04″W / 41.3422833°N 88.8408444°W / 41.3422833; -88.8408444
Seneca Bridge IL 170 Seneca 41°17′56.80″N 88°36′33.01″W / 41.2991111°N 88.6091694°W / 41.2991111; -88.6091694
Seneca Rail Bridge CSX Transportation
formerly Kankakee and Seneca Railroad, jointly owned by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
41°18′21.53″N 88°35′9.29″W / 41.3059806°N 88.5859139°W / 41.3059806; -88.5859139
Morris Bridge IL 47 Morris 41°21′13.44″N 88°25′17.39″W / 41.3537333°N 88.4214972°W / 41.3537333; -88.4214972
Rail lift bridge Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Aux Sable Twp., Grundy Co.

Upstream, the Illinois River starts as the merger of the Des Plaines River and the Kankakee River.

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