Joe Page Bridge
The Joe Page Bridge is in Hardin, Illinois that carries Illinois Route 16 and Illinois Route 100 across the Illinois River linking Calhoun and Green Counties. The bridge is the southernmost bridge on the river. Its lift span, 308 feet nine inches long, is the largest span of this type in the world. The bridge was built in 1930, dedicated July 23, 1931, and rehabilitated in 2003-04. It serves as the vital connection for nearby farming communities and river town locals – especially considering that the closest alternate crossing is by ferry boat nearly 10 miles upstream or 17 miles downstream.