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Eight Track Bridge (Old)

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From "Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, Volume 15"

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923. Provided by Nathan Holth

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Description 

Four non-movable Warren through trusses. Were intended to be converted into double-leaf bascules, but it was determined to be cheaper to just built new single-leaf bascules.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad/Chicago Junction Railway/Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1901; Replqced 1909
Builders
- A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
- McArthur Bros Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Substructure)
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
Railroads
- Chicago Junction Railway (CJR)
- Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad (CTT)
- Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (PCC&StL)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83716, -87.68757   (decimal degrees)
41°50'14" N, 87°41'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/442911/4631925 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory number
BH 69104 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • September 8, 2015: Added by Luke

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