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UP - I-290 Bridge

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UP I-290 Bridge

Newer Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in June 2015

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BH Photo #332172

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Description 

Bridge was built at two different times. Congress Parkway and Van Buren Street spans were built 1898, while I-290 and CTA spans were added 1952

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over I-290, CTA Blue Line and Congress Parkway on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898, I-290 Spans added 1952
Railroads
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
- Rapid Transit
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 470.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87564, -87.69137   (decimal degrees)
41°52'32" N, 87°41'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/442630/4636200 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 67645 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • May 17, 2015: Added by John Marvig

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