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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

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 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

Sources 

Comments 

BNSF - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal Swing Bridge
Posted December 26, 2019, by Fred Ash (fredash07 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Never Illinois Central, was Illinois Northern.