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Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge, I-90, for 7.8 miles from South State Street to Ind, Chicago, Cook County, IL



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HB456041
Aerial View, Looking Nnw Toward Chicago Loop, Showing Beginning Of Skyway At Indiana-illinois State Line.

HB456042
Aerial View, Similar To Il-145-1, Looking Nw.

HB456043
Aerial View, Looking Wnw Across Indiana-illinois State Line

HB456044
Aerial View, Looking Wnw Along Railroad Corridor Parallel To Chicago Skyway.

HB456045
Aerial View, Looking Wnw Across Indiana-illinois State Line

HB456046
Aerial View, Looking Nnw Along Calumet River Toward Skyway Bridge.

HB456047
Aerial View, Similar To Il-145-7, Looking North.

HB456048
Aerial View, Looking Ne Across Calumet River Toward Skyway Bridge Approach Viaduct

HB456049
Aerial View, Looking Ne Toward Skyway Bridge.

HB456050
Aerial View, Looking East Toward Skyway Bridge

HB456051
Aerial View, Looking Se Toward Skyway Bridge

HB456052
Aerial View, Looking Nnw, Showing North End Of Chicago Skyway Corridor

HB456053
Aerial View, Looking Se Along Chicago Skyway

HB456054
Aerial View, Looking Due North Along Stony Island Avenue

HB456055
Looking Nw At Roadway Level, Approaching Main Span.

HB456056
Southeast Portal Elevation Of Main Span.

HB456057
Looking North At Roadway Level, Showing Inside Of Northeast Truss Of Main Span.

HB456058
Looking North At Main Span, From Field Adjacent To 100th Street Bridge.

HB456059
Looking North At Main Span, From 100th Street Bridge.

HB456060
Looking North At Main Span, From Field Adjacent To 100th Street Bridge, Using 600-mm Telephoto Lens.

HB456061
Looking Se Across Calumet River, Showing Underside Of Main Span And River Piers.


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Item Title


Location
for 7.8 miles from South State Street to Ind, Chicago, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-145
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N646).
Building/structure dates: 1956 initial construction
Significance: The Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge system crosses the Calumet River on a 650'-0"-long cantilever Warren through truss. This is Chicago's highest and longest bridge, and perhaps more importantly, its symbolic eastern gateway. The Skyway's completion marked the final link in a system of toll roads stretching from New York City to Chicago. This "toll bridge," however, also includes 7.8 miles of approach roads, which hint at an interesting legislative history. The Skyway's overpass and interchange structures contain specialty steel work such as welded rigid-frame bents and "hammer-head" piers, then relatively new designs. The toll plaza and service building, described in a separate report, are also significant for their innovative design.

Subjects
Truss Bridges
Toll Bridges
Elevated Highways


Related Names
Chicago Department Of Public Works
DeLeuw, Cather & Company
Alfred Benesch & Associates
A. J. Boynton & Company
Consoer, Townsend & Associates
Hazelet & Erdal
Spivey, Justin M., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NNW TOWARD CHICAGO LOOP, SHOWING BEGINNING OF SKYWAY AT INDIANA-ILLINOIS STATE LINE.
2. AERIAL VIEW, SIMILAR TO IL-145-1, LOOKING NW.
3. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING WNW ACROSS INDIANA-ILLINOIS STATE LINE. INDIANAPOLIS BOULEVARD IN CENTER FOREGROUND.
4. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING WNW ALONG RAILROAD CORRIDOR PARALLEL TO CHICAGO SKYWAY.
5. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING WNW ACROSS INDIANA-ILLINOIS STATE LINE. INDIANAPOLIS BOULEVARD IN CENTER FOREGROUND.
6. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NNW ALONG CALUMET RIVER TOWARD SKYWAY BRIDGE.
7. AERIAL VIEW, SIMILAR TO IL-145-7, LOOKING NORTH.
8. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NE ACROSS CALUMET RIVER TOWARD SKYWAY BRIDGE APPROACH VIADUCT. 110TH STREET BRIDGE TOWARD UPPER LEFT OF FRAME.
9. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NE TOWARD SKYWAY BRIDGE.
10. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING EAST TOWARD SKYWAY BRIDGE. RAILROAD VERTICAL-LIFT BRIDGES (HAER No. IL-156 AND IL-161) IN BACKGROUND.
11. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SE TOWARD SKYWAY BRIDGE. RAILROAD VERTICAL-LIFT BRIDGES (HAER No. IL-156 AND IL-161) IN FOREGROUND.
12. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NNW, SHOWING NORTH END OF CHICAGO SKYWAY CORRIDOR. TOLL PLAZA TOWARD BOTTOM OF FRAME.
13. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SE ALONG CHICAGO SKYWAY. STONY ISLAND AVENUE RAMPS IN MIDDLE LEFT OF FRAME.
14. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING DUE NORTH ALONG STONY ISLAND AVENUE. CHICAGO SKYWAY TOWARD BOTTOM OF FRAME.
15. LOOKING NW AT ROADWAY LEVEL, APPROACHING MAIN SPAN.
16. SOUTHEAST PORTAL ELEVATION OF MAIN SPAN.
17. LOOKING NORTH AT ROADWAY LEVEL, SHOWING INSIDE OF NORTHEAST TRUSS OF MAIN SPAN.
18. LOOKING NORTH AT MAIN SPAN, FROM FIELD ADJACENT TO 100TH STREET BRIDGE.
19. LOOKING NORTH AT MAIN SPAN, FROM 100TH STREET BRIDGE.
20. LOOKING NORTH AT MAIN SPAN, FROM FIELD ADJACENT TO 100TH STREET BRIDGE, USING 600-mm TELEPHOTO LENS.
21. LOOKING SE ACROSS CALUMET RIVER, SHOWING UNDERSIDE OF MAIN SPAN AND RIVER PIERS.


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