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Weed Street Bridge (1st)

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Weed Street Bridge

Chicago River Bridges (Patrick T McBrarity)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2016

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BH Photo #348811

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Harmon folding lift bridge over Chicago River North Branch Canal on Weed Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1891; Replaced 1899
Builders
- Shailer & Schniglau Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
- William Harman (Lift Type Designer)
Design
Harmon folding lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90937, -87.65109   (decimal degrees)
41°54'34" N, 87°39'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/446001/4639918 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 70965 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added info, builder + higher-res image
  • February 10, 2016: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke