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Polk Street Lift Bridge

Photos 

Polk Street Bridge

DN-0056536, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum.

BH Photo #260907

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Polk Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1910 to replace 1872 swing bridge; removed 1972
Builders
- Joseph Strauss
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87208, -87.63552   (decimal degrees)
41°52'19" N, 87°38'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447262/4635769 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory number
BH 57352 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 23, 2015: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 25, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

Sources 

  • Frank Hicks
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com