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St. Charles Air Line Bridge (Old)

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St. Charles Air Line Bridge (Old)

Replaced in 1919 1920 with a Strauss bascule bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2015

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BH Photo #317741

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Description 

This swing bridge was few feet from the Chicago Terminal Transfer rail bridge both of them were replaced with bascule bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Illinois Central RR
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced in 1919
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Pratt through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86022, -87.63406   (decimal degrees)
41°51'37" N, 87°38'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447374/4634450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory number
BH 66449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Illinois (3,867)
Illinois Central Railroad (445)
Lost (18,942)
Lost 1919 (24)
Lost during 1910s (335)
Movable (2,712)
Owned by railroad (9,959)
Pratt through truss (4,625)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Replaced by new bridge (12,567)
Swing (1,251)
Through truss (12,950)
Truss (29,553)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • March 9, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com