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CN - State Street Bridge

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CN State Street Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2018

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BH Photo #441254

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Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over State Street on Canadian National Railway
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
To be replaced 2019
History
Built 1899
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 106.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86069, -87.62724   (decimal degrees)
41°51'38" N, 87°37'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447939/4634498 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83940 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig

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CN - State Street Bridge
Posted January 6, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not hard to see why these five bridges (Clark, Dearborn, State, Wabash, Michigan) will be replaced this year. The State Street bridge is probably in the worst immediately visible condition, with a massive sag in the west abutment. To counter this, temporary timber cribbing has been added under the girders, but is beginning to fail. All five bridges have advanced pier and deck deterioration, and most have had additional cribbing and bracing added.