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Dearborn Street Drawbridge (Oldest)

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Dearborn Drawbridge

Looking east

Period illustration

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #261439

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber drawbridge over Chicago River on Dearborn Street
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1834 as Chicago's first drawbridge; removed 1839
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88742, -87.62953   (decimal degrees)
41°53'15" N, 87°37'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447771/4637468 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 57408 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2013: Added by Frank Hicks

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