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CRT/BRC Overpass

Photo 

Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railway bridge

Photo by unknown

BH Photo #243631

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Belt Railway of Chicago on Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1895 for Metropolitan-West Side Elevated Railroad, removed c1958
Railroads
- Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC)
- Chicago Rapid Transit Company (CRT)
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
- Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad (Met; MWSER)
- Rapid Transit
Design
Camelback through truss
Also called
MWSER/BRC Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87548, -87.69139   (decimal degrees)
41°52'32" N, 87°41'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/442628/4636182 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 52962 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2012: Updated by Matt Lohry: Removed "redundant listing" verbiage--this is an unique listing
  • November 26, 2012: New photo from Frank Hicks
  • August 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • July 18, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

Metropolitan Elevated Railroad Bridge
Posted November 26, 2012, by The Bean Counter (123 [at] fingersandtoes [dot] com)

A careless mistake from Mr. Harden? Gotta count those panels my friend!

Metropolitan Elevated Railroad Bridge (Redundant Listing)
Posted November 26, 2012, by Matt Lohry

Luke,

These are two different bridges--the removed one is an eight-panel camelback, while the abandoned one is a longer 10-panel camelback. The surroundings and the bridges themselves look similar, which most likely caused the confusion. Also, the maps show different locations.