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Madison Street Swing Bridge

Photos 

Madison Street Bridge

Period postcard

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #260862

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River (south branch) on Madison Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1891 to replace earlier swing bridge, replaced 1922
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88184, -87.63833   (decimal degrees)
41°52'55" N, 87°38'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447037/4636854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 57336 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Built 1891 (183)
Built during 1890s (2,459)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Illinois (3,845)
Lost (18,666)
Lost 1922 (35)
Lost during 1920s (287)
Movable (2,704)
Replaced by new bridge (12,365)
Swing (1,247)
Through truss (12,895)
Truss (29,437)

Update Log 

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

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Comments 

Madison Street Swing Bridge
Posted July 24, 2013, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] HistoricBridges [dot] org)

This predecessor to the existing bridge was never known as The Lyric Opera Bridge.