North Inlet Bridge, Spaning North Inlet from Lake Michigan to Fifty-ni, Chicago, Cook County, IL
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Spaning North Inlet from Lake Michigan to Fifty-ni, Chicago, IL
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IL-120
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N107).
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Significance: The North Inlet Bridge, a single span through-girder bridge, was built from the designs of architect D.H. Burnham & Co. and structural engineer C.L. Strobel. Strobel was a pioneer in skyscraper construction and designed many important large bridges over the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers. The bridge is a significant part of the permanent improvements to Jackson Park, planned by Frederick Law Olmstead, notable nineteenth century landscape architect, the site of the influential World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.
Strobel, C. L.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. LAKE VIEW, EAST FRONT
2. SOUTH HALF, EAST FRONT
3. NORTH HALF, EAST FRONT
4. NORTH EAST CORNER, EAST FRONT
5. SOUTH EAST CORNER, EAST FRONT
6. EAST BALUSTRADE, SOUTH EAST SCULPTURE BASE
7. COLLAPSED ROADBED, NORTHEAST CORNER
8. HARBOR VIEW, WEST FRONT
9. NORTH HALF, WEST FRONT
10. ARCH, WEST FRONT
11. SOUTH EMBANKMENT, WEST FRONT
12. SOUTH HALF, WEST FRONT
13. WEST BALUSTRADE, NORTH WEST SCULPTURE BASE
14. SOUTH DOCKWALL, LANDSIDE VIEW
15. SOUTH DOCKWALL, WATERSIDE VIEW
16. SOUTH DOCKWALL, AT SOUTH STAIRS
17. NORTH COLLAPSED DOCKWALL
18. NORTH DOCKWALL, WATERSIDE VIEW
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