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Cermak Road Bridge


North Side Of Bridge Viewed From West Bank Of Chicago River

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118194

Street View 


Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road in Chicago
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1997
- Isham Randolph
- Sanitary District of Chicago
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Bascule Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 215.8 ft.
Total length: 336.8 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 2012
Also called
22nd Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.85278, -87.64000   (decimal degrees)
41°51'10" N, 87°38'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/446874/4633628 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6007 (Illinois bridge number)
NRHP 12000243 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 15108 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 89.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 23, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 20, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro

Related Bridges 


  • HAER IL-50 - Chicago River Bridge, Cermak Road, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com