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PRR - Calumet River Swing Bridge

Photos 

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Photo taken by John McCarthy

View this photo at encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org

BH Photo #465703

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Calumet River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Bridge struck 1964 and removed
Railroads
- Calumet Western Railway
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.67052, -87.55681   (decimal degrees)
41°40'14" N, 87°33'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/453649/4613345 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88090 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2020: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • February 6, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 5, 2020: Updated by Luke: Bridge was a Pennsylvania Railroad span
  • February 5, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler

Sources 

Comments 

CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Older)
Posted February 5, 2020, by Luke

Historicaerials shows a swing bridge on the PRR to the east of the CWI bascule.

CWI - Calumet River Bridge (Older)
Posted February 5, 2020, by Douglas Butler

I think this is the wrong info here it said swing bridge of 1963, could it be the wrong information ? because it looks like is if this swing bridge was replaced with a bascule bridge in 1912 something doesn't add up.