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CN - Little Calumet River Bridges

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #240075

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Description 

Four separate bridges. 3 double track and 1 single track.

A fixed span is a Strauss Underneath Counterweight trunnion bascule bridge hidden along side the warren through truss fixed span, built in 1925 replaced an earlier swing bridge. The counterweight and machinery is removed and converted to a fixed girder span.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Little Calumet River on CNRR (former Illinois Central), Metra, Amtrak
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open
History
The former bascule bridge now a fixed span built in 1925
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Commuter Rail
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Metra (METX)
Design
Warren through truss w/deck plate girder approaches, except single track which has a Pony plate girder (former bascule Bridge of the Strauss Underneath Counterweight type) approach.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 320.0 ft.
Total length: 590.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65101, -87.62073   (decimal degrees)
41°39'04" N, 87°37'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/448312/4611215 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Calumet
Inventory number
BH 53641 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 28, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 25, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Canadian National Railway", "Illinois Central Railroad", "Amtrak", "Metra"

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