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BNSF - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal Swing Bridge

Photos 

Looking East

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

Enlarge

BH Photo #240385

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary and Ship Canal on BNSF (former Illinois Central RR)
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898-1900 to Chicago Sanitary Commission design for Illinois Northern RR
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Central Illinois Railroad (CIRY)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Illinois Northern Railroad
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 385.0 ft.
Also called
IC - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal Swing Bridge
Illinois Central Swing Bridge #1 (Chicago Landmarks Name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82858, -87.71446   (decimal degrees)
41°49'43" N, 87°42'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/440671/4630990 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory number
BH 50916 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Illinois Central Railroad", "Navigable waterway", "Railroad"
  • January 12, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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