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State Street Swing Bridge (Old)

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State Street Swing Bridge

circa 1892

Chicago Historical Society

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BH Photo #261273

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on State Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1872 to replace bridge lost in Chicago Fire; center pier rehabilitated 1898; bridge replaced 1903
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88735, -87.62799   (decimal degrees)
41°53'14" N, 87°37'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447899/4637460 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 57391 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Built 1872 (86)
Built during 1870s (903)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Illinois (3,867)
Lost (18,947)
Lost 1903 (29)
Lost during 1900s (228)
Movable (2,712)
Navigable waterway (2,003)
Replaced by new bridge (12,571)
Swing (1,251)
Through truss (12,952)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • February 1, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 20, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 29, 2013: New photo from Frank Hicks
  • July 28, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

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