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Canal Street Bridge (1948)


Partial View Of Bridge And Full View Of Bridgetender's House

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118214

Street View 


Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Canal Street
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1948
Bascule Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 253.8 ft.
Total length: 350.0 ft.
Deck width: 43.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.85417, -87.63833   (decimal degrees)
41°51'15" N, 87°38'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447014/4633781 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6006 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 23, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro

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  • Douglas Butler
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com