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Walden-Bluffs Edge Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in February 2012

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BH Photo #224443

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Walden-Bluff End Bridge served as the main entrance to "Walden", the country estate of Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr. Saved from demolition in 1995 by the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation.

Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over Walden ravine on Bluffs Edge Drive in Lake Forest
Location
Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1901, reconstructed in 1998
Builder
- J.H Gray
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.23535, -87.81626   (decimal degrees)
42°14'07" N, 87°48'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/432648/4676230 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Highland Park
Inventory numbers
IL 049-6857 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15423 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Added photos, history, changed build date
  • July 6, 2010: Updated by Nick Brnot: Bridge is open to pedestrians!

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Comments 

Bluffs Edge Drive Bridge
Posted November 27, 2009, by J.P.

by street view on google earth looks like its still there and has been converted to a pedestrian bridge. crosses fingers.