6 votes

Cherry Avenue Bridge


Photo taken by J.P.


BH Photo #217931


Street Views 


This bridge is open to both pedestrian and railroad traffic


Bridge over North Branch Canal on Cherry Avenue, former Chicago/Milwaukee/St. Paul Railroad
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Open to traffic from trains and pedestrains
Built 1901
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Chicago Terminal Railway (CTM)
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Bob-tail swing bridge
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Also called
Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Bridge Z-2
MILW - Bridge Z-2
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91015, -87.65552   (decimal degrees)
41°54'37" N, 87°39'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/445635/4640007 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory number
BH 44261 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2018: New photo from John Bernhisel
  • February 15, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 23, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 20, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added HAER imagery + Added category "Rail-and-trail"
  • November 20, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: removed "rail to trail" while peds may cross, it is not on a trail
  • July 15, 2015: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 13, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • May 31, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Goose Island, Chicago"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated status, bridge is multi-use and is open to both pedestrian AND train traffic. Added photograph.
  • February 21, 2012: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 18, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • October 17, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • March 9, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS and design info
  • February 27, 2010: Added by Kim Harvey



Cherry Avenue Bridge
Posted November 20, 2015, by Luke

I added rail-and-trail, as it's the more accurate category.

Also "Cherry Avenue Bridge" is the local name.

Cherry Avenue Bridge
Posted November 20, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Removed the rail to trail. This is not a bridge converted to trail use. It has simply been made available for peds to cross. It is also not on Cherry Ave needs a more accurate name.