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DesPlaines River Bridge, Jefferson Street, Joliet, Will County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB449322
General View Of Bridge Looking South

HB449323
Detail Of Rolling Lift Span And Lifting Machinery

HB449324
Detail Of Southeast Pier And Bridge Tender's House


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Item Title


Location
Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-58
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Significance: Concurrent with the construction of the Illinois Waterway, the Jefferson Street bridge was designed for the City of Joliet by the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company, one of the nation's preeminent designers of moveable bridges.

Related Names
Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company
Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTH
2. DETAIL OF ROLLING LIFT SPAN AND LIFTING MACHINERY
3. DETAIL OF SOUTHEAST PIER AND BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE


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