The end of a historic bridge Chicago Avenue and replacement with a temporary structure

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A View of new Bridge from the east.    Note the old bridge tender house on the left

Historic Chicago Avenue Bascule Bridge

Bridge Tender House

In November, 2018, the bascule bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River closed.  This historic structure dating back to 1914 was demolished.  After a period of 3 months, an interim bridge with two eastbound and one westbound lane was installed.  This temporary structure will remain in place until 2021.  At This time, construction of a permanent replacement will begin.

Demolished Chicago Avenue Bridge

Demolished Chicago Avenue Bridge

Demolished Chicago Avenue Bridge

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View of the new bridge from the east.  Note the old bridge tender  house

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East end  of new bridge.  Note old bridge iron work

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New Bridge Pedestrian Walk   Note Old Bridge Tender House in the Distance

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Same as above

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Bridge  Viewed from  the West

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Old Bridge Ironworks

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New Bridge Manufacturers Emblem

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View of  North Branch  of Chicago River from  New Chicago Avenue Bridge

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Old Bridge Iron Work

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New Chicago Avenue Bridge

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Old Bridge Iron Work and Old Bridge Tender House.

 

 

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