CA&E - Chicago River Bridge
Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railway bridge
1911 - View of Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railway Company elevated bascule bridge over the Chicago River between West Van Buren Street and West Jackson Boulevard in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. An elevated train is crossing the bridge in this image.
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0056530. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.
BH Photo #233524
This bridge - actually a pair of double-track bridges side by side - was the very first Scherzer rolling lift bridge ever designed. It was designed by William Scherzer just prior to his death in July 1893 and was constructed in 1895 at the same time as the adjacent Van Buren Street bridge, a Scherzer rolling lift bridge designed after William Scherzer's death. -- Info from HAER Report MA-35, Fort Point Channel Rolling Lift Bridge
- May 26, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added photograph
- August 13, 2014: New photo from Luke
- July 17, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad", "Interurban"
- July 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "First of its kind"
- August 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
- July 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad"
- June 18, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks