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CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Older)

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CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Old)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #291017

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Description 

Swing bridge was used until replaced in 1912 with a bascule bridge it was then was replaced with a vertical lift Bridge in 1968, the bridge is now abandoned today left in the open position bridge which is out of service.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Calumet River on Chicago & Western Indiana RR
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1895: Replaced 1912
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroad
- Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
Design
Through truss swing
Dimensions
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66956, -87.55876   (decimal degrees)
41°40'10" N, 87°33'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/453485/4613240 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Calumet
Inventory number
BH 62423 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 10, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

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Comments 

CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Oldest)
Posted February 5, 2020, by Douglas Butler

What about this one is tht the right information ?