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Ewing Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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Ewing Avenue Drawbridge Opens for a Sailboat

The drawbridge over the Calumet River on Ewing Avenue (US 41) in Chicago is raised to allow a sailboat to pass underneath, and then lowered. The bridge had just returned to service after an extensive rehabilitation - note its very fresh coat of paint.

Video posted by Roger Deschner, October 2013

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Calumet River on Ewing Avenue (US 41) in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1992 and 2013
Builders
- Byrne Brothers Dredging & Engineering Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- City of Chicago
- Ketler-Elliot Erection Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Double-leaf Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 228.0 ft.
Total length: 337.8 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
92nd Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72751, -87.54150   (decimal degrees)
41°43'39" N, 87°32'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/454963/4619664 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Calumet
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6037 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15124 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2011)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 59.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
8,400

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2013: New video from Roger Deschner
  • October 28, 2013: Updated by Roger Deschner: Fix coordinates; add builders
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 23, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro

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