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CTM - Elston Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Looking SSE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in November 2015

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BH Photo #345921

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Elston Avenue on Abandoned Chicago Terminal Railway
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Trail use possible
History
Built 1899
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago Terminal Railway (CTM)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 75.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91495, -87.66527   (decimal degrees)
41°54'54" N, 87°39'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/444830/4640546 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 70107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2018: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 17, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 27, 2015: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com