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CN - Wabash-Michigan Alley Bridge

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South face

Note very modern appearance, on original 1899 stone abutments.

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in April 2019

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #446576

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Description 

This short bridge spanning an alley appears to be very modern, though built on the original stone abutments. The alleyway it spans is between Wabash Avenue and Michigan Avenue. It may or may not be rebuilt in 2019, with the rest of the St. Charles Air Line bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Alleyway between Wabash Avenue and Michigan Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Possibly scheduled for replacement in 2019
History
Built 1899, rebuilt very recently on original abutments
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- St. Charles Air Line Railroad
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 25.0 ft.
Total length: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86084, -87.62484   (decimal degrees)
41°51'39" N, 87°37'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/448139/4634514 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2019: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • April 13, 2019: Added by Roger Deschner

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com