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61st Street Viaduct (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1885, Removed 1899 and reused
Lost Double-intersection Warren pony truss bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad on 61st Street
Replaced by a subway

ATSF - CWI Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Filled in ca. 1988
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Filled in

ATSF/C&A - South Fork South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in the 1880s; Replaced 1906
Lost Pratt through truss bobtail swing bridge over Chicago River South Fork South Branch on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe/Chicago & Alton RR
No longer exists

B&OCT - Independence Boulevard Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1912
Pony/through plate girder bridge over S Independence Boulevard on Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (CSX) Railroad
Open to traffic

B&OCT - South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1930; rail line abandoned in 1991
Abandoned warren through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Belmont Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Belmont Avenue


Bernard Street Footbridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Originally built 1885 at 61st Street; moved to Lawrence Avenue 1899; Installed here 1924
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Bernard Street Sidewalk
Open to pedestrians only

Blackhawk Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1869 at Division Street; relocated to Blackhawk Street 1902; demolished 1910
Lost Pony truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Blackhawk Street
Removed but not replaced

Bloomingdale Trail - Alleyway Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Alleyway on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Leavitt Street Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914
Slab bridge over Leavitt Street on Bloomingdale Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Marshfield Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Marshfield Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Milwaukee Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1913, Modified 2015
Through Girder bridge over N. Milwaukee Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - North Washtenaw Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over North Washtenaw Avenue on Bloomingdale Trail -
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Paulina Street Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Paulina Street on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Western Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899 at Ashland Avenue; Installed here April 29, 2014
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Western Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Park
Open to pedestrians only

Bloomingdale Trail - Winnebago Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Winnebago Avenue on Bloomingdale Trail
Open to pedestrians only

BNSF - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898-1900 to Chicago Sanitary Commission design for Illinois Northern RR
Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary and Ship Canal on BNSF (former Illinois Central RR)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Fuller Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Fuller Street on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BNSF - Kostner Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Kostner Ave on BNSF RR
Open to traffic

BNSF - Marshall Boulevard Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Marshall Boulevard on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic

BRC - Monroe Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Monroe Street on Belt Railway of Chicago
Open to traffic

BRC - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on Belt Railway of Chicago
Open to traffic

C&A - Bubbly Creek Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Moveable warren through truss with no verticals bridge over Bubbly Creek (South Fork of South Branch of Chicago River) on Chicago & Alton Railroad
Open to traffic

CA&E - Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 for Metropolitan-West Side Elevated Railroad, removed ca 1958 after the CA&E folded in 1957
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chicago River on Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad
Removed but not replaced

California Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Bascule bridge over the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal on S. California Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Canal Street Bridge (1902) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1902; replaced 1948
Pony truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Canal Street
No longer exists

Canal Street Bridge (1948) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1948
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Canal Street
Open to traffic

Canal Street Bridge (Pre 1902) (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Bridge over Chicago River South Branch
No longer exists

Central Station Footbridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Footpath
Removed

Cermak Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1997
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cermak Road Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1871 Replaced in 1905
Lost Howe through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road Bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

Cherry Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Bridge over North Branch Canal on Cherry Avenue, former Chicago/Milwaukee/St. Paul Railroad
Open to traffic from trains and pedestrains

Chicago Avenue Bridge (1914) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Avenue in Chicago
Replaced by a new bridge

Chicago Avenue Bridge (2018) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 2018
Through truss bascule bridge over Chicago River North Branch on West Chicago Avenue
Open to traffic

Chicago Skyway Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1958
Through truss bridge over Calumet River on I-90 in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cicero Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1927; widened and rehabilitated 1966
Bascule bridge over the Chicago S&S Canal on S. Cicero Avenue (IL 50) in Chicago
Open to four lanes of traffic

Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Original bridge built 1880; this bridge built 1895; closed to vehicles 2009; closed to pedestrians 2014
Steel stringer bridge over Jackson Park North Lagoon on Columbia Drive
Intact but closed to all traffic

Clark Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1985
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on N. Clark Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Clark Street Bridge (1866) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1866 by Thomas Mackin; Lost in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Chicago River on Clark Street
Destroyed by fire (Lost in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871)

Clark Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1889 collision in 1929
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Main Chicago River on Clark Street
Replaced by a new bridge

CN - Bridge #2.14 (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899; Replaced 2020-2021
Deck plate girder bridge over Alleyway on Canadian National Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CN - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1974
Warren through truss bridge over Calumet River on Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Ry (now CNRR)
Open

CN - Clark Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899; renovation and abutments rebuilt somewhat later
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Clark Street on Canadian National Railway


CN - Dearborn Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899; Replaced 2020
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dearborn Street on Canadian National Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CN - Dearborn Street Bridge (2020) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 2020 to replace original 1899 bridge
Concrete deck girder bridge over Dearborn Street on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Indiana Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1968
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Indiana Ave on CNRR
Open to traffic

CN - Kedzie Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Kedzie Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Little Calumet River Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
The former bascule bridge now a fixed span built in 1925
Warren through truss bridge over Little Calumet River on CNRR (former Illinois Central), Metra, Amtrak
Open

CN - Michigan Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899; Replaced 2020-2021
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Michigan Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CN - Ogden Ave Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Route 66) on IHBrr (former Penn Central)


CN - State Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899; Replaced 2020-2021
Pony/through plate girder bridge over State Street on Canadian National Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CN - State Street bridge (2021) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 2021 to replace 1899 bridge
Pony steel beam bridge over State Street on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Wabash Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899; Replaced 2020-2021
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wabash Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CN - Wabash-Michigan Alley Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899, rebuilt very recently on original abutments; Replaced 2021
Deck plate girder bridge over Alleyway between Wabash Avenue and Michigan Avenue on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN/METRA - East 47th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Concrete rigid frame bridge over East 47th Street on CNRR/METRA
Open to traffic

CN/METRA - Midway Plaisance Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Steel stringer bridge over Midway Plaisance, E59, E60th St on CNRR/METRA
Open to traffic

CNW - Deering Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1887; Replaced 1916
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

CNW - Kinzie Street Bridge (1908) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1908; Rail line abandoned ca. 2001; Declared Chicago Landmark 2007
Warren through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Union Pacific Railroad
Officially open to traffic; carries 1 UPRR "Hy-rail" truck annually

CNW - Kinzie Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898; Replaced 1908 and relocated to Milwaukee
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Chicago River on Chicago & North Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Columbus Drive Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1982
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Columbus Drive in Chicago
Open to traffic

Congress Parkway Bridges (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1956; Rehabilitated 2010-2012
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Congress Parkway in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cortland Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901-02
Double-leaf bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on W. Cortland Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cortland Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Buit 1871, replaced 1902
Lost Through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Cortland Street
Replaced by a new bridge

CP - Addison Street Bridge (Old Irving Park) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Addison Street on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Ainslie Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Ainslie Street on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Argyle Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Argyle Street on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Belmont Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Belmont Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Carmen Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Carmen Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Elston Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Elston Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Foster Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Foster Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Irving Park Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Irving Park Road on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Lawerence Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Slab bridge over Lawerence Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Milwaukee Avenue Bridge (Old Irving Park) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Milwaukee Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Montrose Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Montrose Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - N. Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over N. Branch Chicago River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Roscoe Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Roscoe Street on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Wilson Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1926
Slab bridge over Wilson Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CP - Wrightwood Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1939
Steel stringer bridge over Wrightwood Avenue on Canadian Pacific Railway
Open to traffic

CR - "Eight Track" Bascule Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Chicago & Northern Pacific
Open to traffic

CR - Dearborn Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dearborn Street on Conrail
Intact but closed to all traffic

CR - S. Michigan Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Michigan Ave on Conrail
Abandoned

CR - S. Prairie Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Pony/through plate girder bridge over S. Prairie Ave on Conrail
Abandoned

Crawford Avenue Bridge (Pre 1931) (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost deck truss bridge over Caumet Sag -Sanitary Canal on Crawford Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

CRT/BRC Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 for Metropolitan-West Side Elevated Railroad, removed c1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Belt Railway of Chicago on Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad
Removed but not replaced

CRT/CTA Lake Street Transfer (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895; Route abandoned and likley removed 1964
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Chicago Transit Authority on Chicago Rapid Transit
Removed

CSL - Central Station Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1933; Removed 1974
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Chicago Surface Lines
Removed

CSX - Ogden Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1912
Deck plate girder bridge over Ogden Avenue on CSX Transportation
Intact but closed to all traffic

CSX - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Abandoned bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on Former Penn Central RR
Abandoned

CSX - South Western Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Pony/through plate girder bridge on CSX Railroad over South Western Avenue
Open to traffic

CSX/Major Taylor Trail - Little Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Warren through truss bridge over Little Calumet River on CSX RR Industial Spur (former Penn Central)/Major Taylor bike trail
Open

CTA - "Polly "L"" Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1898 for Metropolitan West Side Elevated; route abandoned 1964
Camelback through truss bridge over UP RR (formerly C&NW RR) on an Abandoned Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad line
Abandoned

CTA - Chicago 'L' (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in stages 1892 to 2021. CTA created October 1, 1947 by combining all previous rapid transit lines.
Viaduct and tunnel system across entire City of Chicago on Chicago Transit Authority
Open to traffic

CTA - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on CTA Pink Line
Open to traffic

CTA Brown Line - North Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in the 1920s as a "shoo-fly", Replaced 1981
Lost Steel stringer bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Transit Authority Brown Line
Replaced by a new bridge

CTA Green Line - Englewood Rail Crossing (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Pratt through truss bridge over Metra on Chicago Transit Authority
Open to traffic

CTA Green Line/IC Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Opened April 23, 1892; Closed March 4, 1982; Removed 1984
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Illinois Central Railroad on Chicago Transit Authority Green Line
Removed

CTA Pink Line - Ogden Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ogden Ave (Old Rotute 66) on CTA Pink Line
Open to traffic

CTA Pink Line/BOCT Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced with a TPG ca. 1981
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal on Chicago Transit Authority Pink Line
Replaced by a new bridge

CTA Red/Green Lines - Dan Ryan Double Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Original 'L' line built 1905. Bridge built 1961 as part of construction of Dan Ryan Expressway
Steel stringer bridge over I/90-94, CTA Red Line 'L' on CTA Green Line 'L'
Open to traffic

CTA Stockyards Line - Racine Station Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1908
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Racine Avenue on Chicago Transit Authority
Removed but not replaced