Tartar's Ferry Bridge

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Tarter's Ferry Bridge
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2012 view of the abandoned bridge, facing west
Tartar's Ferry Bridge is located in Illinois
Tartar's Ferry Bridge
Tartar's Ferry Bridge is located in the US
Tartar's Ferry Bridge
Location Fulton County, Illinois
Nearest city Smithfield
Coordinates 40°28′23″N 90°17′34″W / 40.47306°N 90.29278°W / 40.47306; -90.29278Coordinates: 40°28′23″N 90°17′34″W / 40.47306°N 90.29278°W / 40.47306; -90.29278
Area less than one acre
Built ca. 1880
Architectural style Pin connected Parker through truss
MPS MPL011 - Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County Thematic Resources
NRHP Reference # 80001363[1]
Added to NRHP October 29, 1980[1]

Tarter's Ferry Bridge was one of nine metal highway bridges in Fulton County, Illinois listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This particular one was a 9-panel Parker through truss that carried Tarter Ferry Road over the Spoon River near Smithfield, Illinois.[2] 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] The bridge was one of three in Smithfield listed on the Register, the others are the Bernadotte Bridge and the destroyed Buckeye Bridge, as well as the demolished Elrod Bridge. Others, such as the Duncan Mills Bridge in Lewistown, are located throughout the county.

The bridge was washed off its substructure during a flood in the spring of 2013. It had been abandoned for many years.

This bridge has a page on bridgehunter.com.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Manuell, Anne E. (August 8, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Metal Highway Bridges of Fulton County" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved October 17, 2015.