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"Eight Track" Bascule Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Chicago & Northern Pacific
Open to traffic

"Polly "L"" Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898 for Metropolitan West Side Elevated; route abandoned 1964
Camelback through truss bridge over UP RR (formerly C&NW RR) on an Abandoned Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad line
Abandoned

100th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1927
Bascule bridge over Calumet River on E 100th Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

106th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1998
Bascule bridge over Calumet River on 106th Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

106th Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced ca. 1929
Lost Through truss bridge over Calumet River on 106th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

11th Street Pedestrian Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Stringer bridge over Canadian National Railway on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

12th Street Bridge (Unbuilt) (Cook County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Chicago River on 12th Street (Now Roosevelt Road)
Never built

12th Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1886; Replaced 1928
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 12th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

12th Street Swing Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Replaced 1886
Lost Howe through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 12th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

130th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1949
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Little Calumet River on 130th Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

130th Street Railroad Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Warren through truss bridge over Calumet River on Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Ry
Open

18th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1967
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 18th Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

18th Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905; Replaced 1967
Warren deck truss bascule bridge over the South Branch on 18th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

18th Street Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1888; Replaced 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 18th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

18th Street Bridge (Oldest) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1868; Replaced 1888
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 18th Streeet
Replaced by a new bridge

35th Street Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914
Lost bascule lift bridge over South Fork of South Branch Chicago River on 35th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

35th Street Pedestrian Bridge (new) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 2016
Self-anchored suspension bridge over Metra Electric Line, South Shore Railroad, Canadian National Railway, South Lake Shore Drive (US 41), and Lakefront Trail, on pedestrian pathway that is an extention of the 35th Street sidewalks
Open to pedestrians only

39th Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Fork South Branch Chicago River on 39th Street
No longer exists

95th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1958
Bascule bridge over Calumet River on 95th Street (US 12/US 20) in Chicago
Open to traffic

95th Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1902; Replaced 1958
Lost bascule truss bridge over Calumet River on 95th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Abandoned CSX - Ogden Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1912
Deck plate girder bridge over Ogden Avenue on CSX Transportation
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned NS - Bridge No. 6 (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1912-1915; currently out of use, stored in partially raised position
Abandoned warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Calumet River on former Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry (later New York Central RR)
Abandoned

Adams Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1996 and 2017
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Adams Street (former westbound US 66) in Chicago
Open to traffic

Adams Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1889 to replace earlier 1869 swing bridge; replaced 1927
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Chicago River (south branch) on Adams Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Addison Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced 1920
Lost Pony truss bridge over N Br Chicago River on Addison Street
Replaced by new bridge

Animal Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1904, rebuilt and widened 2003
Arch bridge over Jackson Park Lagoon on Lake Shore Drive/Coast Guard Drive (US 41) in Chicago
Open to traffic

Archer Avenue Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Lost Through truss bridge over South Fork of South Branch Chicago River on Archer Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Archer Avenue Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1870 to replace earlier bridge of unknown type, replaced 1906
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over South Fork of South Branch Chicago River on Archer Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Ashland Avenue Bascule Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1938
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Ashland Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Ashland Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1993
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Ashland Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

ATSF/C&A - South Fork South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in the 1880s; Replaced 1906
Lost Pratt through truss bobtail swing bridge over Chicago River South Fork South Branch on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe/Chicago & Alton RR
No longer exists

B&OCT - South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1930
Abandoned warren through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Belmont Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Belmont Avenue
No longer exists

Bernard Street Footbridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on a pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Blackhawk Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1869 at Division Street; relocated to Blackhawk Street 1902; demolished 1910
Lost Pony truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Blackhawk Street
Removed but not replaced

Bloomingdale Trail - Alleyway Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Alleyway on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Marshfield Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Marshfield Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Milwaukee Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1913
Through Girder bridge over N. Milwaukee Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - North Washtenaw Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over North Washtenaw Avenue on Bloomingdale Trail -
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Paulina Street Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Paulina Street on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Western Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Installed here April 29, 2014 after being relocated from Ashland Avenue
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Western Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

BNSF - Canal Street Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1915
Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch of Chicago River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898-1900 to Chicago Sanitary Commission design for Illinois Northern RR
Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary and Ship Canal on BNSF (former Illinois Central RR)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Fuller Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Fuller Street on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Kostner Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Kostner Ave on BNSF RR
Open to traffic

BNSF - Marshall Boulevard Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Marshall Boulevard on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BRC - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on Belt Railway of Chicago
Open to traffic

CA&E - Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 for Metropolitan-West Side Elevated Railroad, removed ca 1958 after the CA&E folded in 1957
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chicago River on Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad
Removed but not replaced

California Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Bascule bridge over the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal on S. California Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Calumet River I-90 Skyway Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1958
Through truss bridge over Calumet River on I-90 Skyway in Chicago
Open to traffic

Canal Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1948
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Canal Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Canal Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1902; replaced 1948
Pony truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Canal Street
No longer exists

Canal Street Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over Chicago River South Branch
No longer exists

Cermak Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1997
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cermak Road Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1871 Replaced in 1905
Lost Howe through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road Bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

Cherry Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Bridge over North Branch Canal on Cherry Avenue, former Chicago/Milwaukee/St. Paul Railroad
Open to traffic from trains and pedestrains

Chicago & Alton Railroad Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Moveable warren through truss with no verticals bridge over Bubbly Creek (South Fork of South Branch of Chicago River) on Chicago & Alton Railroad
Open to traffic

Chicago Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cicero Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1927; widened and rehabilitated 1966
Bascule bridge over the Chicago S&S Canal on S. Cicero Avenue (IL 50) in Chicago
Open to four lanes of traffic

Clark Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1985
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on N. Clark Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Clark Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1889 collision in 1929
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Main Chicago River on Clark Street
Replaced by a new bridge

CN - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1974
Warren through truss bridge over Calumet River on Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Ry (now CNRR)
Open

CN - Little Calumet River Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Warren through truss bridge over Little Calumet River on CNRR (former Illinois Central), Metra, Amtrak
Open

CN - Ogden Ave Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on IHBrr (former Penn Central)


CNW - Deering Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1887; Replaced 1916
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Kinzie Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1908; Rail line abandoned ca. 2001; Declared Chicago Landmark 2007
Warren through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Union Pacific Railroad
Officially open to traffic; carries 1 UPRR "Hy-rail" truck annually

CNW - Kinzie Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898; Replaced 1908 and relocated to Milwaukee
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Chicago River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Columbus Drive Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1982
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Columbus Drive in Chicago
Open to traffic

Congress Parkway Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1956; Rehabilitated 2010-2012
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Congress Parkway in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cortland Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901-02
Double-leaf bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on W. Cortland Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cortland Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Buit 1871, replaced 1902
Lost Through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Cortland Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Crawford Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over Caumet Sag -Sanitary Canal on Crawford Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

CRT/BRC Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 for Metropolitan-West Side Elevated Railroad, removed c1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Belt Railway of Chicago on Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad
Removed but not replaced

CRT/CTA Lake Street Transfer (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895; Route abandoned and likley removed 1964
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Chicago Transit Authority on Chicago Rapid Transit
Removed

CSL - Central Station Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1933; Removed 1974
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Chicago Surface Lines
Removed

CSX - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Abandoned bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on Former Penn Central RR
Abandoned

CSX/Major Taylor Trail - Little Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Warren through truss bridge over Little Calumet River on CSX RR Industial Spur (former Penn Central)/Major Taylor bike trail
Open

CTA - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on CTA Pink Line
Open to traffic

CTA Brown Line - South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in the 1920s as a "shoo-fly", Replaced 1981
Lost Steel stringer bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Chicago Transit Authority Brown Line
Replaced by a new bridge

CTA Green Line - Englewood Rail Crossing (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Pratt through truss bridge over Metra on Chicago Transit Authority
Open to traffic

CTA Green Line/IC Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1892; Closed 1982; Removed 1984
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Chicago Transit Authority Green Line
Removed

CTA Pink Line - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on CTA Pink Line
Open to traffic

CTA Pink Line/BOCT Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced with a TPG ca. 1981
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal on Chicago Transit Authority Pink Line
Replaced by a new bridge

CTA Red/Green Lines - Dan Ryan Double Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Original 'L' line built 1905. Bridge built 1961 as part of construction of Dan Ryan Expressway
Steel stringer bridge over I/90-94, CTA Red Line 'L' on CTA Green Line 'L'
Open to traffic

CTA Yellow Line - North Shore Channel Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1925
Warren deck truss bridge over North Shore Channel on Chicago Transit Authority (formerly Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee)
Open to traffic

CTA/CWI Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907; Removed 1957
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad on Chicagoo Transit Authority
Removed

CTM - Bloomingdale Line Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899 to replace earlier wooden through truss swing bridge
Deck plate girder bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Terminal Railway
Open to traffic

CTT - South Branch Chicago River Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Lost Warren double leaf rolling lift through truss bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Grand Central Station RR
No longer exists

CTT - South Branch Chicago River Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 18XX; Replaced 1899
Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

CTT - West Fork South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Lost deck plate girder bridge over West Fork South Branch Chicago River (No longer exists) on Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad
No longer exists

CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1967-1968 to replace earlier Strauss-type bridge; currently disused, stored in raised position
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Calumet River on abandoned Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad
Closed to all traffic

CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 Replaced 1912
Lost Through truss bridge over Calumet River on Chicago & Western Indiana RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Damen Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1999
Steel through arch bridge over N Branch Chicago River on North Damen Avenue
Open to traffic

Damen Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1929
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chicago River North Banch on North Damen Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Dan Ryan Expy Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1962; rehabilitated 1988
Steel stringer bridge over S Branch Chicago River on I-90,94 Dan Ryan Expressway
Open to traffic

Dearborn Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1963
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Dearborn Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Dearborn Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907; Replaced 1963
Lost Pony truss bridge over Main Chicago River on Dearborn Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Dearborn Street Drawbridge (Oldest) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1834 as Chicago's first drawbridge; removed 1839
Lost Timber drawbridge over Chicago River on Dearborn Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Diversey Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Diversey Avenue
Superstructure replaced

Division Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1903; rehabilitated 1983; demolished 2014
Bascule bridge over Chicago River North Branch Canal on Division Street in Chicago
Replaced by temporary Bailey Bridge while new fixed bridge is built