Babylon Bend Bridge

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Babylon Bend Bridge
Babylon Bend Bridge is located in Illinois
Babylon Bend Bridge
Location Ellisville, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 40°35′25.2″N 90°20′52.6″W / 40.590333°N 90.347944°W / 40.590333; -90.347944Coordinates: 40°35′25.2″N 90°20′52.6″W / 40.590333°N 90.347944°W / 40.590333; -90.347944
Area less than one acre
Built 1890
MPS Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County TR
NRHP Reference # 80001355[1]
Added to NRHP October 29, 1980

The Babylon Bend Bridge is one of nine metal highway bridges in Fulton County, Illinois listed on the National Register of Historic Places and still standing. This bridge was built in 1890 over Spoon River[2] and is located along Illinois Route 123 near Ellisville. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 1980, along with the eight other bridges, as one of the "Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County.[1] Some of the other bridges included the now demolished Duncan Mills Bridge in Lewistown and the Indian Ford Bridge in London Mills, Illinois. In total, six of the nine bridges have been destroyed.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Historic Bridges of the U.S. | Babylon Bend Bridge
  3. ^ HAARGIS Database, Fulton County Register sites search, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved 2 February 2007.

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