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Canal Street Bridge

Photos 

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

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Canal Street in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1948
Design
Bascule Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
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:
Englewood
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6006 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
14,700

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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Sources 

  • HAER IL-137 - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Canal Street, Spanning South Branch Chicago River at Canal Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com