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Illinois Route 14

  (Redirected from Illinois Route 139)

Illinois Route 14 (IL 14) is a major east–west highway in southern Illinois. It runs from U.S. Route 51 south of Du Quoin to the New Harmony Toll Bridge over the Wabash River to State Road 66 at the Indiana state line. This is a distance of 76.24 miles (122.70 km).[2]

Illinois Route 14 marker

Illinois Route 14
IL 14 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length76.24 mi[2] (122.70 km)
ExistedNovember 5, 1918[1]–present
Major junctions
West end US 51 in Du Quoin
  I-57 in Benton
US 45 in Enfield
East end SR 66 in Phillipstown
Location
CountiesPerry, Franklin, Hamilton, White
Highway system
US 14IL 15
IL 138Illinois 139.svgIL 140
Courthouse Square in Benton, Illinois (Illinois Routes 14/37)

Route descriptionEdit

Illinois 14 runs mostly east–west from Du Quoin to New Harmony, Indiana via State Road 66.

 
IL 14 and IL 1 in Crossville

The eastern terminus of Illinois 14 is the New Harmony Toll Bridge to New Harmony, Indiana, which bridges the states of Illinois and Indiana. The bridge is a four-span truss bridge built in 1931.[3] It was originally built as a toll bridge, but has been closed to automobile traffic since May 21, 2012.

HistoryEdit

Illinois Route 14 followed the present-day routing of Illinois 14, from Du Quoin to Carmi. In 1937 it was extended east to its current terminus across from New Harmony, Indiana, replacing Illinois Route 139 in the process.

From 1947 to 1974, U.S. Route 460 replaced Illinois 14 between McLeansboro and the Indiana state line; after 1974, the extended routing of 1937 was restored.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
Perry0.00.0  US 51Western terminus
FranklinMulkeytown6.710.8  IL 184 south
Christopher10.016.1  IL 148 (Victor Street)
West City16.626.7  I-57 – Mt. Vernon, CairoI-57 exit 71
Benton17.428.0   IL 37 south / IL 34 eastWest end of IL 37 overlap
18.329.5  IL 37 northEast end of IL 37 overlap
HamiltonMcLeansboro41.066.0  IL 142 (Jackson Street)
White52.083.7  US 45
Carmi61.498.8  IL 1 southWest end of IL 1 overlap
Crossville69.0111.0  IL 1 northEast end of IL 1 overlap
Wabash River76.24122.70New Harmony Toll Bridge
  SR 66 east – EvansvilleContinuation into Indiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 1 thru 20. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved April 2, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  3. ^ Baughn, James, et al. Historic Bridges of the Midwest: New Harmony Bridge, White County, Illinois. Retrieved April 2, 2006.
  4. ^ Google Maps, [1]

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