CTA Purple Line North Shore Channel Bridge

CTA Bridge over the North shore channel.  L train is seen on the bridge

Nestled in a wooded area of Evanston crossing the North Shore Channel is a historic railroad bridge.   At various times it was used by  the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific RR. and the Chicago , North Shore and Milwaukee interurban line.  Currently it is used by the CTA Purple line.

The bridge is a Warren through truss with all verticals.  Largest span measures 175 feet.  Total length is 425 feet.     It was built in 1909.  Bridge engineer was listed as Carlton R. Dart.

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CTA Bridge over the North Shore Channel

 

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CTA Bridge over North Shore Channel  near Central Avenue

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CTA Bridge over the North Shore Channel

Central Ave. Crossing North Shore Channel Opposite View

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