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BNSF - S&S Canal Bridge

Photos 

South Portal, Looking Northwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #222878

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge is one of seven surviving swing bridges built in 1899 across the Sanitary and Ship Canal.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Two track Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on BNSF (former Santa Fe) Railroad
Location
Forest View, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898
Builders
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 380.0 ft.
Also called
ATSF S&S Canal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80523, -87.78785   (decimal degrees)
41°48'19" N, 87°47'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/434553/4628451 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Berwyn
Inventory number
BH 50839 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 15, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 27, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • April 6, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway"
  • March 21, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Pics, info, name
  • January 6, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Pin-connected", "HAER documented", "Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway", "Santa Fe Railroad"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER IL-39 - Santa Fe Railroad, Sanitary & Ship Canal Bridge, Spanning Sanitary & Ship Canal east of Harlem Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler