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CN - Dearborn Street Bridge

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CN Dearborn Street Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in December 2018

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BH Photo #441302

Description 

Badly deteriorated bridge over Dearborn Street on St. Charles Air Line. Shoring to supplement bent posts, and for deteriorating stone abutments, appears to be inadequate.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dearborn Street on Canadian National Railway
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1899; Replaced 2020
Builder
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan
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
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 72.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86067, -87.62881   (decimal degrees)
41°51'38" N, 87°37'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447809/4634498 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2022: Updated by Roger Deschner: Updated lost date to 2020, per photo of new bridge in 2020
  • December 2, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • June 6, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: Replacement complete
  • April 14, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: New photos, description, categories
  • January 6, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • December 31, 2018: Added by John Marvig

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