B&OCT - Independence Boulevard Bridge
Nine span plate girder bridge with concrete ornamentation crossing Independence Blvd on the B&OCT. Largest spans (over roadways) are 35', with the other spans ranging from 25' to 31'.
Per the linked article, "the steel work was designed by the bridge department of the B. & O. Ry., W.S. Bouton bridge engineer F.L. Stuart chief engineer and fabricated by the Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. The general design of portals and ornamentation was executed by Mr F.E. Lockwood, architect, Chicago Ill. for the B. & O. R.R. The details of concrete portals were completed by the company under the direction of L.G. Curtis, district engineer, Chicago. The concrete work was carried out by company forces under the direction of Peter Olson, concrete foreman."
- Pony/through plate girder bridge over S Independence Boulevard on Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal (CSX) Railroad
- Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
- Open to traffic
- Built 1912
- - F.E. Lockwood (architect, concrete portals)
- Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & Woodlawn, Pennsylvania
- - Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad (BOCT)
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Pony plate girder with concrete ornamentation
Length of largest span: 35.0 ft.
Total length: 250.8 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.86859, -87.71986 (decimal degrees)
41°52'07" N, 87°43'11" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/440260/4635436 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 91320 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- June 14, 2021: New photos from Dave King
- November 30, 2020: New Street View added by Ian Martin