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Adams Street Swing Bridge

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Chicago River Bridges Patrick T Mcbrarity)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2016

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BH Photo #354338

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Chicago River (south branch) on Adams Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889 to replace earlier 1869 swing bridge; replaced 1927
Design
Camelback through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87927, -87.63824   (decimal degrees)
41°52'45" N, 87°38'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447042/4636568 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 57335 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,225)
Built 1889 (187)
Built during 1880s (1,649)
Camelback truss (305)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Illinois (3,865)
Lost (18,937)
Lost 1927 (35)
Lost during 1920s (292)
Movable (2,712)
Pratt through truss (4,624)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Replaced by new bridge (12,562)
Swing (1,251)
Through truss (12,948)
Truss (29,545)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 2, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 24, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

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