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Calumet Avenue Bridge


Grand Calumet River US 41 Bridge

Better known as the Calumet Avenue Iron lift bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013


BH Photo #268526



Lost bascule bridge over Grand Calumet River on Calumet Avenue (US 41) in Hammond
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1915, rehabilitated in 1975; replaced 2002
- Phee Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Scherzer Rolling Lift Bascule
Length of largest span: 118.4 ft.
Total length: 264.7 ft.
Deck width: 38.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.2 ft.
Also called
US 41 Iron Lift bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.62050, -87.50889   (decimal degrees)
41°37'14" N, 87°30'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/457605/4607767 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Calumet City
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 015700 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16486 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • December 15, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added photograph from Tom Rainford
  • October 17, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler



Grand Calumet River US 41 Bridge
Posted December 15, 2016, by Tom Rainford (trainford308 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is the bridge looking South West

Grand Calumet River US 41 Bridge
Posted October 17, 2013, by Douglas Butler

This bridge is a Scherzer type years ago I came across this photo the Iron lift bridge and shows this bridge was demolished.

Grand Calumet River US 41 Bridge
Posted November 28, 2009, by Godozo (hunza1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced in the early 2000, not sure the exact date.