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CN - Bridge #2.14

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CN Bridge #2.14

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2018

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BH Photo #441331

Map 

Description 

This small bridge, over an alleyway, is notable because the Chicago Transit Authority 'L' tracks cross on top of it. The CTA tracks are built over the alleyway, and carry Orange and Green Line trains. They rise to a great height to cross the elevated St. Charles Ar Line tracks. This alley runs between State Street and Wabash Avenue.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Alleyway on Canadian National Railway
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1899; Replaced 2020-2021
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad (CWI)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- St. Charles Air Line Railroad
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 26.0 ft.
Total length: 26.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86074, -87.62655   (decimal degrees)
41°51'39" N, 87°37'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447997/4634504 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83942 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: Replacement complete
  • April 13, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added Description, categories
  • January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com