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Metra - Root Street Bridge

Street View 

Description 

One of the earliest grade separations in Chicago

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Root Street on Metra
Location
Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
To be replaced 2021
History
Built 1897
Builder
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Metra (METX)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81914, -87.62923   (decimal degrees)
41°49'09" N, 87°37'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447741/4629887 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93372 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • June 6, 2021: New Street View added by John Marvig

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