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Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Canal Street, Spanning South Branch Chicago River at Canal Stree, Chicago, Cook County, IL



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HB452887
Partial View Of Bridge And Full View Of Bridgetender's House


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Item Title


Location
Spanning South Branch Chicago River at Canal Stree, Chicago, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-137
Significance: Chicago city engineers employed their standard bascule design for this bridge carrying Canal Street Bridge across the South Branch of the Chicago River. Its streamlined bridgetender's house reflects an architectural aesthetic from the 1920s and 1930s that Chicago's engineers adopted for its bridges in the 1930s.

Subjects
Bascule Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PARTIAL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND FULL VIEW OF BRIDGETENDER'S HOUSE


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