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Jackson Boulevard Bridge

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

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

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Description 

Jackson Blvd was the original alignment of Route 66.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Jackson Blvd. (original Rte 66)in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916
Builders
- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Strobel Steel Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 202.0 ft.
Total length: 272.6 ft.
Deck width: 37.0 ft.
Recognition
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
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6026 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15135 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2010)
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)
9,800

Update Log 

  • 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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Sources 

  • HAER IL-55 - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Douglas Butler
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com