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Chicago Avenue Bridge

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Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in August 2017

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BH Photo #401194

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Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over N/S Leg of the Indiana Harbor Canal on Chicago Avenue & Chicago. South Shore. & South Bend Railroad
Location
East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1913; Replaced 1964
Builder
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
Railroads
- Chicago, South Shore, & South Bend Railroad (CSS)
- Hammond, Whiting & East Chicago Streetcar Co. (HW&EC)
- Interurban
- Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD)
- Streetcar
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 73.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.62938, -87.47115   (decimal degrees)
41°37'46" N, 87°28'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/460754/4608735 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 68923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 30, 2017: Updated by Luke: Updated entry
  • August 18, 2015: Added by Luke

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