This bridge crosses the Sanitary and Ship Canal in Lemont. It was built in 1898. Builder/Contractor was the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, PA. Bridge subcontractors were the McArthur Brothers and Winston and Company. Cost of the bridge was $84, 391.45. Total weight of iron and steel in the bridge is 2,315,656 pounds. The counterweight weight weighed 858,645 pounds. This is a metal pin-connected Pratt Throuh Truss, Movable: Swing (Bobtail). Main span length is 259.6 feet. Structure length is 398.5 feet. Bridge is currently used by the Burlington Northern Railroad. Formerly used by the Santa Re Railroad.
This is a railroad swing bridge crossing the Sanitary and Ship Canal near Kedzie Avenue. It was built in 1899–1900. Architect was Sanitary District of Chicago. Substructure Contractors were McArthur Brothers and Winston and Company. The Toledo Bridge Company was the superstructure contractor. Total cost $110,644.85. Weight of the iron and steel in the completed bridge was 2,511,140 pounds.
Kedzie Avenue CN Bridge
Kedzie Avenue CN Bridge
Bridge type is metal pin-connected Pratt Through truss, movable: swing (center pier). Main span length 474.2 feet. Structure length 479.4 feet. Bridge supports 2 tracks.
Used by Chicago Madison and Northern RR. and IC RR.
The current bridge crosses the Illinois River in Seneca, Illinois. The original bridge at this site was likely wooden or iron construction dating to 1853. It was built for the Rock Island Line. This was replaced by a steel bridge. The current bridge was a modification of the steel bridge to a vertical lift bridge in the 1930’s.
The description of this bridge is as follows: metal 6 panel pin-connected Pratt through Truss, Movable: vertical lift (tower drive) and approach spans: metal 6 panel pin-connected Pratt through truss., fixed. Builder/contractor is unknown.
Main span length is 180 feet. Structure length is 650 feet. There is one track.
This rail bridge crosses the Illinois River at Chillicothe, Illinois.
BNSF Chillicothe Rail Bridge.
The bridge was originally built for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1932.
BNSF Chillicothe Railroad Bridge
The bridge type is polygonal Warren through truss. Approach spans are Warren deck truss. There are two tracks. Largest span measures 400 feet. Total length is 1,700 feet. Currently, the bridge is used by BNSF.
There was a prior bridge at this site. It was built in 1887. This bridge had a draw span that was raised and lowered for the passage of boat traffic. This was demolished in 1932.
This bridge crosses the Illinois River at Pekin, Illinois. Builder was the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Construction date was 1912.
The bridge type was a metal 7 panel pin-connected Pratt through truss movable vertical lift (tower drive) and approach spans: metal 9 panel rivet-connected lattice Quadruple Warren through truss fixed. Main span was 175 feet. Structure length was 1508 feet.
The bridge has one track. It was used by the Chicago and North Western and the UnionPacific.