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Calumet Avenue Bridge

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Grand Calumet River US 41 Bridge

Better known as the Calumet Avenue Iron lift bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #268526

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Facts 

Overview
Lost bascule bridge over Grand Calumet River on Calumet Avenue (US 41) in Hammond
Location
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1915, rehabilitated in 1975; replaced 2002
Builders
- Phee Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Scherzer Rolling Lift Bascule
Dimensions
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
Inventory numbers
INNBI 015700 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16486 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2010)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 98.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
13,702

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

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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.