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Lawndale Ave S&S Canal Bridge

Photos 

East Abutment

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #240355

Description 

Nothing but the abutments remain. This bridge served a road that was a major route until I-55 was built and cut the road off in 1964.

There was also a river bridge a short distance from the swing bridge, but its type is inconclusive. It appears to have been a simple bridge type of about six spans, and was not a pony or through truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal on Lawndale Ave
Location
Summit, Cook County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
Design
Through truss swing with a "pointy tower"
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.79409, -87.81458   (decimal degrees)
41°47'39" N, 87°48'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/432320/4627235 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Berwyn
Inventory number
BH 53705 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Cook County, Illinois (490)
Illinois (4,929)
Lost (28,466)
Movable (3,114)
Summit, Illinois (3)
Swing (1,561)
Through truss (16,775)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,508)
Truss (35,451)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2022: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • September 29, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

Sources 

Comments 

Lawndale Ave S&S Canal Bridge
Posted January 5, 2014, by chris r (crayryan [at] gmx [dot] com)

original Route 66 bridge over the Des Plaines River and CS&S canal connecting Summit, Ill. to Lyons, Ill.