130th Street Railroad Bridge

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130th Street Railroad Bridge

     The current bridge is a polygonal Warren through truss with riveted connections  over the little Calumet River.  It was built in 1966.  It crosses the river between the 130th Street Traffic Bridge and and the T.J. O’Brien Lock.

  Open deck plate girders provide an approach to the structure.  It rests on concrete piers.    Main span is 273 feet. Structure length 431 feet.    The bridge is used by the South Shore Line. 

South Shore Interurban Electric Line

     Previous bridge was a lost Through  truss bridge over the Calumet River.  It was built in 1908 by the American Bridge Company.  It was taken down in 1966

  

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