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Jackson Boulevard Bridge


General View Of The Bridge From Adams Street Bridge, Looking South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118246

Street Views 


Jackson Blvd was the original alignment of Route 66.


Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Jackson Blvd. (original Rte 66)in Chicago
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1916
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Strobel Steel Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Bascule Pratt deck truss
Length of largest span: 202.0 ft.
Total length: 272.6 ft.
Deck width: 37.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87806, -87.63750   (decimal degrees)
41°52'41" N, 87°38'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447102/4636433 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6026 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15135 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 3, 2020: New photo from Tyler
  • January 19, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 1, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 30, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "US 66"
  • May 9, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 16, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning

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