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Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Wabash Avenue, Spanning Chicago River at North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Chicago River at North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-48
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: In 1930 the Wabash Bridge was awarded the American Institute of Steel Construction prize for "Most Beautiful."

Subjects
Beaux-Arts Architectural Elements
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Pihlfeldt, Thomas
Ketler & Elliot Company
American Bridge Company
Becker, Donald M.
Gayton, Loran
Rowe, Clarence S.
Sneddon, Matthew T., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM MICHIGAN AVENUE LOOKING WEST.
2. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM SOUTHEAST.
3. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM SOUTHWEST, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
4. DETAIL OF SOUTH END OF BRIDGE
5. DETAIL OF BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE.
6. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING COUNTERWEIGHT PIT, RACK AND PINION GEAR (NORTH ABUTMENT).
7. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH SHOWING NORTH BASCULE LEAF FRAMING.
8. VIEW LOOKING WEST SHOWING MAIN DRIVE GEAR, RACK AND PINION, AND S-GIRDER.
9. EAST SIDE OF NORTH ABUTMENT, DRIVE MECHANISM.
10. EAST SIDE OF NORTH ABUTMENT-DRIVE MECHANISM, RACK AND PINION.
11. NORTH ABUTMENT COUNTER WEIGHT PIT.
12. NORTH ABUTMENT ELECTRICAL ROOM.
13. NORTHWEST BRIDGE TOWER INTERIOR VIEW


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