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Belmont Avenue Bridge

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Belmont Avenue Bridge

Chicago's Trunnion bascule bridges are the most common

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #285606

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Description 

Chicago Fixed Trunnion bascule bridges where constructed in the parts of the world after in Chicago Illinois that has more movable bridges than any parts of the world. Begining with John Ericson, Thomas Pihlfeldt, and Alexander Von Babo as bridge designers worked with the Chicago Engineering Company as other bridge inventors of Trunnion Bascule Bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Belmont Avenue
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
Design
Bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.93731, -87.84946   (decimal degrees)
41°56'14" N, 87°50'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/429580/4643165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
River Forest
Inventory number
BH 61404 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,027)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Fixed Trunnion Bascule (40)
Have street view (22,550)
Illinois (3,862)
Lost (18,930)
Movable (2,710)
Owned by city (4,543)
Through truss (12,944)
Truss (29,538)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 1, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 21, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • January 25, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 16, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke