|Bowling Green Statue University|
Chicago, IL; Western Ave. Bridge, 1953
A comment for a reposting of the CALUMET 412 link:
Timothy Hinsdale The largest ship was the Medusa Challenger. It was specially built to navigate the Chicago River.The Madusa Challenger was 551x56x31.
1953 might have been the last time the railroad swing bridges along the Sanitary and Ship Canal were turned. And I wonder when the water control lock at the mouth of the Chicago River was built.
|University of Detroit Mercy|
The bridge in the foreground was the Metropolitan L Bridge.
After doing this research, I came across a posting by Eric Dudi Huebner that has some more pictures.
|Jeff Rueckert posted|
Flash Back: Steamer Tug Reiss towing the Marine Angel through to Manitowoc Bridge 1953
[Since it is probably headed to the Manitowoc shipyard, that would be 10th Street in the foreground and 8th Street in the background.]