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Animal Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Zol87

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #244625

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Jackson Park Lagoon on Lake Shore Drive/Coast Guard Drive (US 41) in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904, rebuilt and widened 2003
Builders
- Peter Weber (Architect)
- Trussed Concrete Steel Co. of Detroit, Michigan (Original Bridge)
Design
Prefabricated concrete arch, surfaced with whimsical stone sculptures of animals and people retained from the original 1904 construction.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 59.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Jackson Park South Bridge
Coast Guard Drive Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.77639, -87.57500   (decimal degrees)
41°46'35" N, 87°34'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/452213/4625109 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jackson Park
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
42,600
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6197 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photographs.
  • December 15, 2012: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "US 41"
  • September 30, 2012: New Street View added by Steve Conro

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