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Metra - 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

Street View 

Description 

Initially built as a 15 track bridge, one of the earliest grade separation projects in Chicago

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over 43rd Street on Metra Rock Island District
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
To be replaced 2021
History
Built 1897, Two Tracks Replaced 2004
Builder
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- Metra (METX)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
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 

  • November 19, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • June 6, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: to be replaced 2021
  • March 14, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge is doomed
  • March 9, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig