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Franklin Street Bridge

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South Portal Of Bridge Looking East

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Franklin Street in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1920; rehabilitated 2002
Builders
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois
- Ketler-Elliot Erection Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 252.0 ft.
Total length: 319.9 ft.
Deck width: 38.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88750, -87.63583   (decimal degrees)
41°53'15" N, 87°38'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447249/4637481 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6020 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15151 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 65.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
15,800

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 30, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 14, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • July 25, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER IL-65 - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Franklin Street, Spanning Chicago River at North Franklin Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com