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Ogden Slip Lake Shore Drive Bridge

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Ogden Slip Lakeshore Drive Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2014

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BH Photo #291064

Map 

Description 

This single-leaf bascule bridge carried Lake Shore Drive (US 41) over Ogden Slip. It was probably rarely raised. It was removed and replaced with a fixed span in 1982.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bascule bridge over Ogden Slip on Lake Shore Drive US 41
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a fixed span
History
Built 1937, demolished 1982 and replaced with a fixed span
Design
Through truss bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89043, -87.61409   (decimal degrees)
41°53'26" N, 87°36'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/449055/4637793 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop OE E
Inventory number
BH 62448 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,038)
Built 1937 (763)
Built during 1930s (11,276)
Chicago, Illinois (308)
Cook County, Illinois (430)
Double decker (61)
Illinois (4,477)
Lost (22,445)
Lost 1982 (92)
Lost during 1980s (1,208)
Movable (2,861)
Owned by city (4,948)
Replaced by new bridge (14,993)
Through truss (14,106)
Truss (31,307)
US 41 (51)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2015: Updated by Roger Deschner: New photo (from 1979); corrected location; bridge is lost
  • August 12, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com