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61st Street Viaduct

Description 

Bridge was built after an ordinance was passed requiring a viaduct at 61st Street. The bridge was disassembled and reused at three locations after the track elevation was completed at 61st street.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad on 61st Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a subway
History
Built 1885, Removed 1899 and reused
Builder
- Alden & Lassig Bridge & Iron 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)
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 81.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.78315, -87.62815   (decimal degrees)
41°46'59" N, 87°37'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447801/4625890 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97720 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2022: Added by John Marvig

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