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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

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 Conrail - Dearborn Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dearborn Street on Abandoned Conrail
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned Conrail - S. Michigan Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Michigan Ave on Abandoned Conrail
Abandoned

Abandoned Conrail - S. Prairie Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over S. Prairie Ave onAbandoned Conrail
Abandoned

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 IHB - Damen Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Damen Avenue on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned IHB - Hermitage Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Hermitage Avenue on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned IHB - Honore Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Honore Street on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned IHB - Hoyne Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Hoyne Avenue on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned IHB - Paulina Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Paulina Street on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned IHB - Seeley Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Seeley Avenue on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned IHB - Winchester Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Bridge over Winchester Avenue on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned IHB - Wolcott Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wolcott Avenue on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Abandoned IHB - Wood Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wood Street on Abandoned Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad
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

Abandoned UP - Lawerence Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1928
Deck plate girder bridge over Lawerence Avenue on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Open to traffic

Abandoned UP - Wilson Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Wilson Avenue on Abandoned Chicago & North Western Railway
Open to traffic

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

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

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 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 - Leavitt Street Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914
Slab bridge over Leavitt Street on Bloomingdale Trail
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, Modified 2015
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)
Built 1899 at Ashland Avenue; Installed here April 29, 2014
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Western Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Winnebago Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Winnebago Avenue on Bloomingdale Trail
Open to pedestrians only

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 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Marshall Boulevard on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BRC - Monroe Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Monroe Street on Belt Railway of Chicago
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

Central Station Footbridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Footpath
Removed

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
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Original bridge built 1880; this bridge built 1895; closed to vehicles 2009; closed to pedestrians 2014
Steel stringer bridge over Jackson Park North Lagoon on Columbia Drive
Intact but closed to all 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 - Bridge #2.14 (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Deck plate girder bridge over Alleyway on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

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 - Clark Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899; renovation and abutments rebuilt somewhat later
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Clark Street on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Dearborn Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dearborn Street on Canadian National Railway
Open to train traffic on top; Dearborn Street closed underneath

CN - Indiana Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Indiana Ave on CNRR
Open to traffic

CN - Kedzie Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Kedzie Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Little Calumet River Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
The former bascule bridge now a fixed span built in 1925
Warren through truss bridge over Little Calumet River on CNRR (former Illinois Central), Metra, Amtrak
Open

CN - Michigan Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Michigan Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

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


CN - State Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over State Street on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Wabash Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wabash Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Wabash-Michigan Alley Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899, rebuilt very recently on original abutments
Deck plate girder bridge over Alleyway between Wabash Avenue and Michigan Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

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

CP - Addison Street Bridge (Old Irving Park) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Addison Street on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Ainslie Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Ainslie Street on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Argyle Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Argyle Street on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic