Shade–Lohmann Bridge

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Shade–Lohmann Bridge
Shade-Lohmann Bridge, Creve Coeur, Illinois.jpg
Shade–Lohmann Bridge from the southeast
Carries 4 lanes (2 each WB/EB) of I-474
Crosses Illinois River
Locale Bartonville, IL and Creve Coeur, IL
Maintained by Illinois Department of Transportation
ID number WB: 000090010928846 EB: 000090010828845[1]
Design Twin Cantilever bridges
Total length WB: 3,424.9 ft (1,043.9 m)
EB: 3,420.9 ft (1,042.7 m)[1]
Width 39.0 ft (11.9 m)[1]
Longest span 165 m
Load limit 54.9 metric tons[1]
Construction begin 1973[2]
Construction end 1975[1]
Opened 1975[1]
Daily traffic 36,700 (combined)[3]

The Shade–Lohmann Bridge carries Interstate 474 over the Illinois River near the Peoria Lock and Dam located at River Mile 158.0 in Tazewell County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. It connects U.S. Route 24 between Bartonville and Peoria, Illinois to Illinois Route 29 between Creve Coeur and North Pekin, Illinois. Built in 1973,[2] the bridge was named after Pekin's former Mayor and Illinois Legislator, Norman Shade, and Martin B. Lohmann who served in the Illinois Legislature continuously from 1923-1953. As of summer 2012, extensive construction work was going on on the bridge and Interstate 474 around it on both sides.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f National Bridge Inventory. Via
  2. ^ a b R.L. Polk and Company (1973), Polk's Peoria City Directory, R.L. Polk and Co. Publishers 
  3. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation (2003). "Getting Around Illinois: Average Annual Daily Traffic". Retrieved 2007-03-30. 


Coordinates: 40°38′06″N 89°37′21″W / 40.63504°N 89.62260°W / 40.63504; -89.62260