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Harrison Street Bridge

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South Face

As seen from South Franklin Street, below Congress Parkway. It is said that Illinois only has two seasons, "Winter" and "Construction," and the the state symbol should be the orange barrel. The construction paraphenalia is for the entrance to Lower Wacker Drive, protecting the Congress Parkway Bridge project.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2010

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Overview
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Harrison Street in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1960
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 209.9 ft.
Total length: 278.8 ft.
Deck width: 43.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87444, -87.63583   (decimal degrees)
41°52'28" N, 87°38'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447238/4636031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6025 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 51.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
16,800

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 10, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning

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Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com