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Lockport Historic District, Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal, Swing Bridge, Sixteenth Street, Lockport, Will County, IL



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HB440558
General View Of The Swing Bridge (1905) From The South--bridge In Place


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Item Title


Location
Sixteenth Street, Lockport, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-16-D
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Significance: The Swing Bridge permits the flow of vehicular traffic along Division Street to cross the Chicago S&S Canal. The bridge consists of twelve sections, with the pivoting mechanism located in the fifth section from the east bank. The bridge opens to permit Canal traffic to pass through. The bridge is of a Pratt truss type construction, with vertical compression members and diagonal tension members.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Randolph, Isham
Chicago Sanitary Commission


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view of the Swing Bridge (1905) from the south--bridge in place
2. Detail of the east end of the Swing Bridge showing commemorative plaque
3. Detail of trussing on the eastern portion of the bridge
4. Detail of the road approach, the joining, and the guide
5. General view of the bridge in operation 6. 'Barrel shot' of bridge in operation


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