Indiana Harbor Belt Line Bridge Sanitary and Ship Canal

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Indiana Harbor Belt Line Bridge

This is a railroad bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.  It is located near Bedford Park Cook County, Il.  It is located between the LaGrange Rd and the Archer Avenue traffic bridges.   Railroads using this bridge include the Indiana Harbor Belt Line and the Soo Line.    This was originally a swing bridge.  Date of construction is unknown.  The span between the center pier and the north bank collapsed in  1963.  This was replaced by by a set of short deck girder bridges.   The remaining section between the center pier and the south bank was left in place.    Subsequently this was replaced with  a truss bridge.  This is a double track bridge.  Total length of the bridge is 340 feet.

 

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