Calumet-Sag Channel

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The Calumet Sag Channel extends from its junction with the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal in Sag Bridge, to its junction with the Little Calumet River in Blue Island. It is one of the Chicago area's distinctive waterways. It is crossed by a number of notable fixed truss bridges. Traveling it by boat is a great tour.

104th Ave Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1964
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on 104th Ave (Willow Springs Rd)
Open to traffic

127th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1968
Warren through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on 127th Street (IL 83) in Alsip/Crestwood
Open to traffic

Alsip Tank Farm Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Set of 4 wire suspension bridges over Cal Sag Canal on Petroleum Pipline
In active use

Archer Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1997
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Archer Ave/IL 171/ IL 83
Open to traffic

Archer Avenue Bridge (old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced ca. 1934
Lost Bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Archer Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Ashland Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1998
Parker through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Ashland Avenue in Calumet Park
Open to traffic

Blue Island Yard Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1935, rebuit in 1964-65
5 different Camelback Pratt through truss bridges on several different railroads crossing Cal Sag Channel
4 wider spans still in use by railroad, a 5th narrower span not used at this time

Chatham Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1964; closed 2010; reopened to pedestrians March 20, 2017
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Chatham Street in Blue Island
Open to pedestrians, bicycles, and emergency vehicles

Cicero Avenue Cal-Sag Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1963
Through truss bridge over Calumet Sag Channel on Cicero Avenue (IL 50) in Crestwood
Open to four-lane traffic

CN/Amtrak - Cal-Sag Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Cal-Sag Channel on Canadian National RR/Amtrak
Open

Crawford Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1971
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Crawford Avenue in Alsip/Crestwood
Open to traffic

Division Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1964; closed 2010; reopened August 4, 2016
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Division Street in Blue island
Reopened after rehabilitation

Francisco Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1969
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Francisco Avenue in unincorporated area of Cook County
Open to traffic

Harlem Avenue Cal-Sag Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1964
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Harlem Avenue (IL 43) in Worth/Palos Heights
Open to traffic

Kedzie Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1966
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Kedzie Avenue in Blue Island
Open to traffic

La Grange Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1967
Pair of through truss bridges over Cal Sag Channel on La Grange Road (US 45)
Open to traffic

Metra - Cal-Sag Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Pair of through truss bridges over Calumet Sag Channel on Metra Rock Island Line
Open to traffic

Metra - Cal-Sag Canal Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Warren through truss bridge over Cal-Sag Channel on Norfolk Southern/Metra RR's
Open

Ridgeland Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1967
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Ridgeland Avenue in Alsip/Palos Hgts
Open to traffic

Southwest Highway Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1971
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Southwest Highway (IL 7) in Palos Heights
Open to traffic

Wabash - Calumet-Sag Channel Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Original DPG bridge replaced by a through-truss span (unknown date)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Calumet-Sag Channel on Wabash, later N&W, now NS/Metra
Replaced by a new bridge

Western Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1966; rehabilitated 1999
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Western Avenue in Blue Island
Open to traffic