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Blackhawk Street Bridge

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Blackhawk Street Bridge 1902

Annual Report of the Department of Public Works, 1902

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BH Photo #272174

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Blackhawk Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1869 at Division Street; relocated to Blackhawk Street 1902; demolished 1910
Builder
- Fox & Howard
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.0 ft.
Also called
Old Division Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90711, -87.65799   (decimal degrees)
41°54'26" N, 87°39'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/445427/4639672 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 59055 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Built 1869 (59)
Built during 1860s (389)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Fox & Howard (9)
Goose Island, Chicago (8)
Illinois (3,867)
Lost (18,949)
Lost 1910 (27)
Lost during 1910s (335)
Movable (2,712)
Pony truss (15,088)
Swing (1,251)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,814)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2014: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • January 14, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 22, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

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