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UP - Deering Bridge

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C&NW Deering Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #282823

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Description 

This railroad bridge is the first 3 track drawbridge ever constructed

Facts 

Overview
Warren Through Truss Bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Contract awarded by METRA May 2017 for bridge replacement: http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/25-chicagos-met...
History
Built 1916
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois (Substructure)
- Kelly-Atkinson Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Erection)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Metra (METX)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Movable Warren through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 186.0 ft.
Total length: 186.0 ft.
Also called
UP - North Branch Chicago River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.92209, -87.67059   (decimal degrees)
41°55'20" N, 87°40'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/444395/4641343 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 60780 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge will be Rehabilitated, Not Replaced
  • May 25, 2017: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge one of 11 scheduled for replacement by METRA in contract awarded May 2017
  • January 14, 2017: New photos from Dave King
  • August 14, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 13, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • March 25, 2015: Updated by Steve Conro: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Chicago & North Western Railway", "Metra"
  • August 12, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 26, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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