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MTRA - 43rd Street Bridge

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Metra 43rd Street Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2018

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BH Photo #441239

Map 

Description 

Initially built as a 15 track bridge

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 43rd Street on Metra Rock Island District
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1895, Two Tracks Replaced 2004
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- Metra (METX)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 66.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81645, -87.62904   (decimal degrees)
41°48'59" N, 87°37'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447755/4629588 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83953 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig

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