Cedar Street Bridge

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Cedar Street Bridge
Cedar Street Bridge, Peoria, Illinois.jpg
Cedar Street Bridge. Taken just off Washington Street.
Coordinates 40°40′40″N 89°36′1.7″W / 40.67778°N 89.600472°W / 40.67778; -89.600472Coordinates: 40°40′40″N 89°36′1.7″W / 40.67778°N 89.600472°W / 40.67778; -89.600472
Carries 4 lanes of ILL 8/ILL 116
Crosses Illinois River
Locale Peoria, Illinois and East Peoria, Illinois
Maintained by Illinois Department of Transportation
ID number 000090003019685
Design Truss arch bridge
Total length 3,750 ft (1,143 m)[1]
Width 40 ft (15 m)[1]
Load limit 53.1 metric tons[1]
Clearance below 61.7 feet (18.8 m)[1]
Opened 1932[1]
Daily traffic 12,200[2]

The Cedar Street Bridge carries Illinois Route 8 and Illinois Route 116 over the Illinois River. The bridge is a steel arch design that rises approximately 70 to 80 feet (24 m) above the surface of the river. The name of the bridge comes from the original name of its street on the Peoria side of the river; the street itself is now called MacArthur Highway, while the bridge is still referred to as Cedar Street.

Completed in 1933, it received the Award of Merit plaque of the American Institute of Steel Construction as the most beautiful bridge in class A (costing more than $1,000,000) for that year.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e National Bridge Inventory. Via [1].
  2. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation (2003). "Getting Around Illinois: Average Annual Daily Traffic". Archived from the original on 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  3. ^ Illinois, a Descriptive and Historical Guide. Federal Writers' Project (1939) Page 363

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