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49.1

Posted in dormant chicago bridges, the world around us by hemmant jha on March 16, 2009

The documentation of dormant bridges in Chicago continues. [first post here]

I drive by two interesting railway bridges on the way to Chinatown – both on Amtrak property. While I wait to hear back from Amtrak PR about permission for a formal shoot, I’ve posted some images shot from afar.

This is probably the most ambitious of the bridges I’ve seen here so far, with massive concrete counterweights and a control room [ripe for loft conversion?] perched atop the girder that travels vertically along the two towers. It would be fantastic to see this in action.

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  1. 49.2 « thinkmore said, on April 2, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    […] 49.2 Posted in dormant chicago bridges, the world around us by hemmant jha on April 2nd, 2009 more images of the bridge featured in 49.1. […]

  2. 49.3 « thinkmore said, on July 3, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    […] 49.3 Posted in GR21, dormant chicago bridges, the world around us by hemmant jha on April 7, 2009 more images of the bridge featured in 49.1. […]


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