Santa Fe Railroad Sanitary and Ship Canal Bridge

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Santa Fe Railroad Bridge

This is a swing bridge over the Sanitary and Ship Canal.  It is located between the south Central Avenue Bridge and the Harlem Avenue Bridge.  It was built in 1899.  It is a pin connected Pratt through truss fabricated by the the Keystone Bridge Company.  The Carnegie Steel Company erected the superstructure.

It is a center pivot swing bridge.  It measures 372 feet 6 inches in length. It rests on limestone abutments.  The limestone center pier measures 33 feet 8 inches in diameter.  It supports  a 28 foot turntable.  The bridge has two tracks.  It is still operational.

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