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CN - Dearborn Street Bridge

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CN Dearborn Street Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2018

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BH Photo #441302

Map 

Description 

Badly deteriorated bridge over Dearborn Street on St. Charles Air Line. Shoring to supplement bent posts, and for deteriorating stone abutments, appears to be inadequate.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dearborn Street on Canadian National Railway
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1899; Replaced 2020-2021
Builder
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- St. Charles Air Line Railroad
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 72.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86067, -87.62881   (decimal degrees)
41°51'38" N, 87°37'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447809/4634498 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • June 6, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: Replacement complete
  • April 14, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: New photos, description, categories
  • January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig

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