Amtrak S. Branch Chicago River Bridge
Originally built as part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system, this Waddell and Harrington vertical lift span is the only one of its kind across the Chicago River. Upon its completion in 1915, it had the heaviest (1,500 ton) main span of any vertical lift bridge in the United States.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch of Chicago River on Amtrak (BNSF)
- Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
- Open to traffic
- Built 1915
- - Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
- Waddell & Harrington
- Pratt through truss
Total length: 273.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.85556, -87.63670 (decimal degrees)
41°51'20" N, 87°38'12" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/447150/4633935 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 50843 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 30, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway"
- September 29, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Add Photo's
- January 6, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "HAER documented", "Riveted", "Navigable waterway", "Amtrak", "Pennsylvania Railroad"
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
- HAER IL-112 - Pennsylvania Railroad, South Branch Chicago River Bridge, Spanning South Branch of Chicago River Bridge east of Canal Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL
- Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth