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Archer Avenue Swing Bridge

Photo 

Archer Swing Bridge

Photo taken in 1902

DN-0000188, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum.

BH Photo #260969

Map 

Description 

Combination wood-iron swing bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over South Fork of South Branch Chicago River on Archer Avenue
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1870 to replace earlier bridge of unknown type, replaced 1906
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83870, -87.66401   (decimal degrees)
41°50'19" N, 87°39'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/444869/4632080 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory number
BH 57371 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,180)
Bowstring through truss (190)
Bowstring truss (380)
Built 1870 (114)
Built during 1870s (898)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Illinois (3,842)
Lost (18,696)
Lost 1906 (20)
Lost during 1900s (219)
Movable (2,705)
Replaced by new bridge (12,394)
Swing (1,248)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,445)

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

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