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Crawford Avenue Bridge (Pre 1931)


Crawford Avenue Bridge

Strauss Bascule Bridge Company

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #285306


Lost deck truss bridge over Caumet Sag -Sanitary Canal on Crawford Avenue
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Replaced by a new bridge
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Through truss bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65187, -87.71861   (decimal degrees)
41°39'07" N, 87°43'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/440162/4611374 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Island
Inventory number
BH 61357 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Crawford Avenue Bridge (Old)
Posted August 27, 2021, by Douglas Butler


that's the bridge I'm talking about of the link you presented.

Crawford Avenue Bridge (Old)
Posted August 27, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


It would be very helpful when asking questions if you could paste the link so I can quickly find what you are looking at. Also, when posting pages a reference to the source material you used to make your drawing would be very helpful. I am not sure where on my website you are looking. And not knowing what source material you used, I had to check myself, and the only Crawford Avenue Bascule Bridge I know of was over the Sanitary and Ship Canal, presumably located near what is today Pulaski Road. It is depicted here: https://books.google.com/books?id=tRYZAAAAYAAJ&newbks=1&newb... If I have that bridge listed as a Cal-Sag Bridge somewhere on my website, that would be an error on my part.

Crawford Avenue Bridge (Old)
Posted August 27, 2021, by Anonymous


On your Historic Bridges page that has a Strauss Bascule bridge on the bottom on the upper left where it mentions the cost of some 300,000 or so, is this bridge the right location, it says the Cal Sag and it suppose to be across the Drainage or Sanitary Canal because I haven't get no response yesterday I just want some verification.

Crawford Avenue Bridge (Old)
Posted August 26, 2021, by Douglas Butler

I'm trying to figure out if this former bascule bridge is the right location and that is not the Sanitary Ship or Drainage Canal but Cal Sag crossing!