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Jackson Boulevard Swing Bridge

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Jackson Blvd Bridge

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0007223. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.

BH Photo #260853

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Chicago River (south branch) on Jackson Blvd.
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1901, replaced 1915
Design
Camelback through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 280.0 ft.
Deck width: 58.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87799, -87.63788   (decimal degrees)
41°52'41" N, 87°38'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447071/4636426 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 57331 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,427)
Built 1888 (195)
Built during 1880s (1,703)
Camelback truss (311)
Chicago, Illinois (284)
Cook County, Illinois (404)
Illinois (3,979)
Lost (19,823)
Lost 1915 (31)
Lost during 1910s (365)
Movable (2,741)
Replaced by new bridge (13,126)
Swing (1,292)
Through truss (13,193)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,735)
Truss (29,904)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 24, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

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