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"Polly "L"" Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Joe Balynas

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BH Photo #235442

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over UP RR (formerly C&NW RR) on an Abandoned Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad line
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Retained by UP RR as support structure for railroad signals
History
Built 1898 for Metropolitan West Side Elevated; route abandoned 1964
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Rapid Transit Company (CRT)
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Metra (METX)
- Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad (Met; MWSER)
- Rapid Transit
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Ten-panel pin-connected Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Also called
Logan Square Elevated Bridge
Paulina Connector Railroad Bridge
MWSER/CNW OVerpass
CRT/CNW OVerpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88856, -87.67024   (decimal degrees)
41°53'19" N, 87°40'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/444395/4637620 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 48743 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 8, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • November 26, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Derp
  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Imported photograph and added common name used by railfans
  • May 6, 2011: Added by Frank Hicks

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