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Romeo Road, Sanitary & Ship Canal Bridge, Spanning Sanitary & Ship Canal, Romeoville, Will County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB448556
General View Of Bridge From Southeast Looking Northwest

HB448557
General View From West Portal Looking East

HB448558
Detail Of South Side Of Bridge

HB448559
East Portal Looking West

HB448560
Detail Of East Portal

HB448561
General View Of Bridge And Bridge Tender's House, Looking South

HB448562
Detail Of Platform Supporting The Bridge Tender's House, Looking West

HB448563
Detail Of Bridge Tender's House Looking South

HB448564
Detail Of Fixed Support (a Recent Addition -- The Bridge Is No Longer Moveable) And Lower Chord Of Through Truss, Looking South

HB448565
Detail Of Rim-bearing Turntable, Looking East

HB448566
Detail Of Rim-bearing Turntable, Looking Southeast

HB448567
Detail Of Rim-bearing Turntable Looking West

HB448568
Detail Of Floorbeams And Outriggers Supporting The Sidewalk


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Sanitary & Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-41
Building/structure dates: 1899 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1962 subsequent work
Significance: Of the original fifteen bridges built across the Sanitary and Ship Canal, only seven survive; the Romeo Road Bridge is the oldest of the highway swing spans constructed by the Sanitary District of Chicago.

Related Names
Elgin Iron Works
Strobel, Charles Lewis


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM SOUTHEAST LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. GENERAL VIEW FROM WEST PORTAL LOOKING EAST
3. DETAIL OF SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE
4. EAST PORTAL LOOKING WEST
5. DETAIL OF EAST PORTAL
6. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE AND BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE, LOOKING SOUTH
7. DETAIL OF PLATFORM SUPPORTING THE BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE, LOOKING WEST
8. DETAIL OF BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE LOOKING SOUTH
9. DETAIL OF FIXED SUPPORT (A RECENT ADDITION -- THE BRIDGE IS NO LONGER MOVEABLE) AND LOWER CHORD OF THROUGH TRUSS, LOOKING SOUTH
10. DETAIL OF RIM-BEARING TURNTABLE, LOOKING EAST
11. DETAIL OF RIM-BEARING TURNTABLE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
12. DETAIL OF RIM-BEARING TURNTABLE LOOKING WEST
13. DETAIL OF FLOORBEAMS AND OUTRIGGERS SUPPORTING THE SIDEWALK


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