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Overview
Lost Transporter bridge over Burnham Harbor
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Removed
History
Built 1933; Demlished 1934
Builders
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois (Contractor Consortium)
- Inland Steel Co. of East Chicago, Indiana (Contractor Consortium)
- John A. Roebling's Sons Co. of Roebling, New Jersey (Contractor Consortium)
- Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co. of Decatur, Illinois (Contractor Consortium)
- Otis Elevator of Farmington, Connecticut (Contractor Consortium)
- Robinson & Steinman of New York, New York (Design)
Design
Transporter Bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,850.4 ft.
Total length: 3,200.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.85964, -87.60844   (decimal degrees)
41°51'35" N, 87°36'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/449500/4634371 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jackson Park
Inventory number
BH 61524 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • July 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co.", "Inland Steel Co.", "John A. Roebling's Sons Co.", "Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.", "Otis Elevator"
  • June 26, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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