John T. McNaughton Bridge (Pekin Bridge)

Old Pekin Bridge Built in 1929

This bridge crosses the Illinois River on IL 9 in Pekin. It was built in 1982. It replaced a Strauss vertical lift bridge. This bridge was built in 1929. The current bridge is a steel girder type. Bridge length is 2634 feet. Largest span is 550 feet. Width is 78 feet–4 lanes.

Current Pekin Bridge

Current Pekin Bridge

The John McNaughton Bridge was named after a former Assistant Secretary of Defense.

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