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North Halsted Street Canal Bridge, Spanning North Branch Canal at North Halsted Stree, Chicago, Cook County, IL



B&W Photos

HB456541
Looking Ne Toward Cabrini Green Housing Project, North Halsted Street At Right, West Division Street At Left; Goose Island At Bottom Of Frame.

HB456542
South Leaf Portal Of Overhead, Looking North.

HB456543
Perspective Looking Toward Cabrini Green (on Right).

HB456544
Looking Sw At North Leaf Portal.

HB456545
Looking Sw At North Leaf Overhead Of Bracing.

HB456546
Looking Ne At South Leaf Portal.

HB456547
Perspective View Of North Halsted Street Bridge Looking S.e


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Item Title


Location
Spanning North Branch Canal at North Halsted Stree, Chicago, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-160
Building/structure dates: 1908
Significance: Spanning the North Branch Canal at North Halsted Street in Chicago, the North Halsted Street Bridge is a double-leaf, fixed-trunnion bascule with a rigidly attached, below-deck counterweight. Completed in 1908, the bridge embodies a design developed during 1899-1900 by the bridge division of the Chicago Department of Public Works, under the supervision of Chicago City Engineer John E. Ericson. The North Halsted Street Bridge was the eighth bascule of its type erected by the city. Its construction marked the end of the initial development period of the "Chicago Type Bascule." Subsequent bascules designed by the city introduced a number of technological refinements and displayed an aesthetic concern that was totally lacking in the North Halsted Street Bridge and its predecessors.

Subjects
Bascule Bridges


Related Names
Department Of Public Works
Von Babo, Alexander
Pihlfeldt, Thomas G
Toledo Massillon Bridge Company
Fitz Simons & Connell Company
Roemheld, Jules E.
Hess, Jeffrey A., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING NE TOWARD CABRINI GREEN HOUSING PROJECT, NORTH HALSTED STREET AT RIGHT, WEST DIVISION STREET AT LEFT; GOOSE ISLAND AT BOTTOM OF FRAME.
2. SOUTH LEAF PORTAL OF OVERHEAD, LOOKING NORTH.
3. PERSPECTIVE LOOKING TOWARD CABRINI GREEN (ON RIGHT).
4. LOOKING SW AT NORTH LEAF PORTAL.
5. LOOKING SW AT NORTH LEAF OVERHEAD OF BRACING.
6. LOOKING NE AT SOUTH LEAF PORTAL.
7. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF NORTH HALSTED STREET BRIDGE LOOKING S.E. FROM SOUTH DECK OF WEST DIVISION CANAL BRIDGE.


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