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18th Street Bridge (Older)

Photos 

Chicago River Drawbridges (Patrick Mc Briarty)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2014

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BH Photo #308664

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 18th Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1888; Replaced 1905
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.85789, -87.63474   (decimal degrees)
41°51'28" N, 87°38'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447315/4634192 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 64174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Built 1888 (181)
Built during 1880s (1,645)
Chicago River (40)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Illinois (3,845)
King Bridge Co. (284)
Lost (18,690)
Lost 1905 (23)
Lost during 1900s (219)
Movable (2,705)
Navigable waterway (1,998)
Owned by city (4,489)
Pratt through truss (4,600)
Pratt truss (8,020)
Relocated (639)
Replaced by new bridge (12,386)
Swing (1,248)
Through truss (12,899)
Truss (29,448)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 22, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • November 20, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke