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Taylor Street Bridge

Photos 

Taylor Street Bridge

Period postcard

License: Released into public domain

BH Photo #260908

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Taylor Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1900; Scherzer rolling lift bridge in Chicago; removed 1929
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck truss bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86978, -87.63511   (decimal degrees)
41°52'11" N, 87°38'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447294/4635513 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory number
BH 57353 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,024)
Built 1900 (884)
Built during 1900s (6,283)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Deck truss (1,510)
Illinois (3,842)
Lost (18,691)
Lost 1929 (32)
Lost during 1920s (287)
Movable (2,705)
Navigable waterway (1,998)
Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. (119)
Truss (29,444)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • July 25, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

Taylor Street Bridge
Posted July 25, 2013, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] HistoricBridges [dot] orgb)

This was not the first Scherzer.That honor

goes to the Metropolitan WeSt Side Elevated RailRoad Bridge