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Ravine Bluffs Development Bridge, Spanning ravine at Sylvan Road, Glencoe, Cook County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB441040
Looking Due East From West Side

HB441041
Looking East Northeast From West Side

HB441042
Looking Due West From East Side

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Looking South Southeast From Northwest Side Of Bridge

HB441044
Looking North Northwest From Southeast Side Of Bridge

HB441045
Looking Southeast From Northwest Side, Showing North Side Of Eastern Half

HB441046
Looking North Northwest At South Center Portion Of Bridge From South Side - Vertical View

HB441047
Looking North Northwest At South Center Portion Of Bridge From South Side

HB441048
From North Side Of Bridge Looking East Southeast Showing Eastern Portion Of Superstructure - Vertical View

HB441049
From North Side Of Bridge Looking West Showing West Portion Of Superstructure - Vertical View

HB441050
From North Side Of Bridge Adjacent To East End Looking West Showing Portion Of Superstructure Beneath Sidewalk And Indentation - Vertical View

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From North Side Of Bridge Looking Southwest Showing West Portion Of Superstructure - Vertical View

HB441052
Looking Northwest Showing Portion Of North Side Rail-wall With Indention And West End Planter-light

HB441053
Looking South Showing South Side Of Planter-light North Rail-wall, West End - Vertical View

HB441054
Looking West Showing East Side Of West End Planter-light, North Rail-wall - Vertical View

HB441055
Looking East Southeast From West End Of North Side, View Is North Side Of North Planter-light Showing Portion Of Superstructure

HB441056
Looking East Southeast - View Of East End Portion Of South Rail-wall From Roadway

HB441057
Looking North Showing Indentation Located Along North Rail-wall

HB441058
North And South Elevations

HB441059
Planter Detail

HB441060
Lighting Standard Detail

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Sketch Looking From Southwest Side Of Existing Bridge By Peter Wentworth Shields, Ohio, Il

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Plan And Profile Sheet

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Landscaping Plan Sheet

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General Plan And Elevation Sheet

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Footing Layout And Lighting System

HB441066
Precast Light Assembly Detail

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Seat And Planter Details


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning ravine at Sylvan Road, Glencoe, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-14
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N641).
Significance: The Ravine Bluffs Development Bridge (also known as the Sylvan Road Bridge), constructed as the entrance to a housing subdivision developed by his friend and attorney Sherman Booth, was one of only two freestanding built bridges designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Six houses including one for Booth were built in the development, along with three entrance features (sculptures with street lamps and planters) and the Ravine Bluffs Bridge. The entrance features and the bridge were executed in reinforced concrete. Although the bridge was a unique example of Wright's work, many of its elements exemplify the Prairie School style he originated. These include strong horizontal lines, rectilinear geometric massing, planting urns and built-in lighting and seating. The cantilevered sidewalk and innovative use of cast-in-place concrete are other Wright trademarks.

Related Names
Wright, Frank Lloyd


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING DUE EAST FROM WEST SIDE
2. LOOKING EAST NORTHEAST FROM WEST SIDE
3. LOOKING DUE WEST FROM EAST SIDE
4. LOOKING SOUTH SOUTHEAST FROM NORTHWEST SIDE OF BRIDGE
5. LOOKING NORTH NORTHWEST FROM SOUTHEAST SIDE OF BRIDGE
6. LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM NORTHWEST SIDE, SHOWING NORTH SIDE OF EASTERN HALF
7. LOOKING NORTH NORTHWEST AT SOUTH CENTER PORTION OF BRIDGE FROM SOUTH SIDE - VERTICAL VIEW
8. LOOKING NORTH NORTHWEST AT SOUTH CENTER PORTION OF BRIDGE FROM SOUTH SIDE
9. FROM NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE LOOKING EAST SOUTHEAST SHOWING EASTERN PORTION OF SUPERSTRUCTURE - VERTICAL VIEW
10. FROM NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE LOOKING WEST SHOWING WEST PORTION OF SUPERSTRUCTURE - VERTICAL VIEW
11. FROM NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE ADJACENT TO EAST END LOOKING WEST SHOWING PORTION OF SUPERSTRUCTURE BENEATH SIDEWALK AND INDENTATION - VERTICAL VIEW
12. FROM NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTHWEST SHOWING WEST PORTION OF SUPERSTRUCTURE - VERTICAL VIEW
13. LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING PORTION OF NORTH SIDE RAIL-WALL WITH INDENTION AND WEST END PLANTER-LIGHT
14. LOOKING SOUTH SHOWING SOUTH SIDE OF PLANTER-LIGHT NORTH RAIL-WALL, WEST END - VERTICAL VIEW
15. LOOKING WEST SHOWING EAST SIDE OF WEST END PLANTER-LIGHT, NORTH RAIL-WALL - VERTICAL VIEW
16. LOOKING EAST SOUTHEAST FROM WEST END OF NORTH SIDE, VIEW IS NORTH SIDE OF NORTH PLANTER-LIGHT SHOWING PORTION OF SUPERSTRUCTURE
17. LOOKING EAST SOUTHEAST - VIEW OF EAST END PORTION OF SOUTH RAIL-WALL FROM ROADWAY
18. LOOKING NORTH SHOWING INDENTATION LOCATED ALONG NORTH RAIL-WALL
19. NORTH AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
20. PLANTER DETAIL
21. LIGHTING STANDARD DETAIL
22. SKETCH LOOKING FROM SOUTHWEST SIDE OF EXISTING BRIDGE BY PETER WENTWORTH SHIELDS, OHIO, IL
23. PLAN AND PROFILE SHEET
24. LANDSCAPING PLAN SHEET
25. GENERAL PLAN AND ELEVATION SHEET
26. FOOTING LAYOUT AND LIGHTING SYSTEM
27. PRECAST LIGHT ASSEMBLY DETAIL
28. SEAT AND PLANTER DETAILS


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