Rating:
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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
Builder
- Peter Weber (Architect)
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
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6197 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2011)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 61.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
39,300

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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