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CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #263616

Map 

Description 

The bascule bridge replaced with a vertical lift bridge that is now abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Calumet River on Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad
Location
South Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1912 ; Replaced in 1968
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroad
- Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
Dimensions
Total length: 186.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66945, -87.55924   (decimal degrees)
41°40'10" N, 87°33'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/453445/4613227 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Calumet
Inventory number
BH 57611 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 17, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • August 17, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 27, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 29, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 16, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • August 15, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke