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Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Bridge

Photos 

East Side Of Bridge Looking Northwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #222867

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge is one of the seven surviving 1899 swing bridges built across the Sanitary and Ship Canal.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Belt Railway of Chicago (former Chicago & Western Indiana RR)
Location
Cicero, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1899
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Plant)
Railroads
- Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC)
- Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
CWI - Sanitary & Ship Canal Bridge
BRC - Sanitary & Ship Canal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82096, -87.73875   (decimal degrees)
41°49'15" N, 87°44'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/438647/4630162 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory numbers
HAER IL-79
BH 50834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder based on listing for the plaque.
  • September 14, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 27, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 30, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Belt Railway of Chicago"
  • January 6, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "HAER documented", "Pin-connected", "Navigable waterway"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER IL-79 - Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Bridge, Spanning Sanitary & Ship Canal at Nerska Junction, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke