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Wells Street Bridge (Old)

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Wells Street Bridge (Old)

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #516476

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss swing bridge over Chicago River on N Wells Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Rapid Transit
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88747, -87.63394   (decimal degrees)
41°53'15" N, 87°38'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447405/4637476 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 96184 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Chicago River (42)
Chicago, Illinois (331)
Cook County, Illinois (490)
Illinois (4,929)
Lost (28,466)
Lost 1923 (50)
Lost during 1920s (638)
Movable (3,114)
Owned by city (6,082)
Rapid Transit (115)
Replaced by new bridge (19,359)
Swing (1,561)
Through truss (16,775)
Truss (35,451)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs