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North Halsted Street Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Looking Ne Toward Cabrini Green Housing Project, North Halsted Street At Right, West Division Street At Left; Goose Island At Bottom Of Frame

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #118277

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River Canal on N. Halsted Street in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Demolished and replaced
History
Built 1909
Builders
- Alexander von Babo
- Fitzsimons & Connell Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Jules E. Roemheld
- Thomas G. Pihlfeldt
- Toledo-Massillon Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Railroads
- Chicago Surface Lines (CSL)
- Streetcar
Design
Bascule Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 206.0 ft.
Total length: 301.7 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90222, -87.64778   (decimal degrees)
41°54'08" N, 87°38'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/446270/4639122 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
16,600
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6022 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15155 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2007)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Goose Island, Chicago"
  • April 6, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • November 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated demolition date.
  • October 7, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.

Sources 

  • HAER IL-160 - North Halsted Street Canal Bridge, Spanning North Branch Canal at North Halsted Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler