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CN - Clark Street Bridge

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CN Clark Street Bridge

East Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2018

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BH Photo #441322

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Description 

This bridge looks relatively modern, and is in fair condition. Possibly a major renovation of the original 1899 bridge. However it will still be replaced along with the rest of the St. Charles Air Line bridges because of its location. It is too far south, so trains on the St. Charles Air Line have to slow down for a curve to get across this bridge. (You can see the curve on the Google map above.) The new bridge will be built to the north, allowing a straight shot all the way from the Chicago River bridge to Indiana Avenue.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Clark Street on Canadian National Railway
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement in 2019.
History
Built 1899; renovation and abutments rebuilt somewhat later
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- St. Charles Air Line Railroad
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 89.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86040, -87.63021   (decimal degrees)
41°51'37" N, 87°37'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447693/4634468 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83941 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add photos, description, categories
  • January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com