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12th Street Swing Bridge (1886)

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Chicago Department of Transportation. Provided by Forgotten Chicago/Patrick McBriarty

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BH Photo #337400

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over South Branch Chicago River on 12th Street
Location
South Loop, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1886; Replaced 1928
Builder
- Chicago Forge & Bolt Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 220.0 ft.
Deck width: 59.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86733, -87.63475   (decimal degrees)
41°52'02" N, 87°38'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447322/4635241 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory number
BH 69105 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2022: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 26, 2022: New Street View added by Drew a. Walters

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