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Damen Avenue Bridge (Old)

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Damen Avenue Bridge

Chicago ILL from Chicago River Drawbridges by Patrick Mc Briarity the book

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2014

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BH Photo #273642

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Description 

Like the 18th street bridge across the South Branch Chicago River the Damen Avenue Bridge crosses the North Branch Chicago River, however this single leaf Chicago type was replaced with a reinforced fixed span.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chicago River North Banch on North Damen Avenue
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1929
Builder
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois
Design
Pratt through truss bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.92808, -87.67807   (decimal degrees)
41°55'41" N, 87°40'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/443780/4642013 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 59461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 1, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 31, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 30, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler