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Monroe Street Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge, Looking West

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118276

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on W. Monroe Street in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1919
Builders
- Fitzsimons & Connell Dredge & Dock Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Ketler-Elliot Erection Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago Surface Lines (CSL)
- Streetcar
Design
Bascule Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 192.8 ft.
Total length: 270.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88056, -87.63778   (decimal degrees)
41°52'50" N, 87°38'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447081/4636711 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6036 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15153 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2010)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 73.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
22,600

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 30, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 10, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • HAER IL-53 - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Monroe Street, Spanning South Branch of Chicago River at Monroe Street, 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
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com