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Washington Blvd Bridge

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South Elevation

The building on the right is the Civic Opera Building. The building just beyond the bridge houses General Growth Properties.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2010

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Overview
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Washington Blvd in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 196.8 ft.
Total length: 263.0 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88306, -87.63861   (decimal degrees)
41°52'59" N, 87°38'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447014/4636989 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6053 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 48.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
14,400

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 12, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • May 10, 2010: New photo from J.R. Manning

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Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com