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North Avenue Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Summer 1999 by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #102151

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Double-leaf bascule through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on North Avenue in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a modern bridge
History
Built 1907
Builder
- John Ericson
Design
Bascule Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 172.8 ft.
Total length: 272.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91056, -87.65667   (decimal degrees)
41°54'38" N, 87°39'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/445540/4640053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6039 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15154 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "John Ericson"
  • June 26, 2006: Bridge is scheduled for replacement in September

Sources 

Comments 

North Avenue Bridge
Posted April 2, 2010, by Roger Deschner (rogerd [at] uic [dot] edu)

This bridge, alas, is gone. It has been replaced by a new non-movable bridge. History, photos of old and new bridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Avenue_Bridge