Monday, February 22, 2016

State Street Bridge

Glen Miller posted
The State Street bridge opens to let a boat pass in 1913
(Bridge HunterHistoric Bridges, Chicago Loop, Street View from Wabash River Bridge)
Richard Pitchford posted
Looking north across the State St. bridge, 1870/now, Chicago
[The arch truss 1870 swing bridge is reminds me of the old Rush Street Bridge.]
Chet Lunsford commented on above posting
Charles Cushman's photo of the current bridge during construction, "Sep. 26, 1948. New State St. bridge and Lincoln Tower"
Sheila Kirby posted
Crossing the State Street Bridge 
1893 Chicago by Jay Birlic
[This would be a predecessor swing bridge. How do we determine if we are looking south or north?]
ChicagoLoopBridges also posted this phto with the comment:
The State St bridge seen in this photo was a swing bridge and replaced a similar bridge destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. There has been a bridge in this location since 1864.
Rob DeLand posted
New State St. bridge, Sep. 14, 1948 (Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection, Indiana University Archives)
Sheila Mcsurley posted
Chicago River 1973
MWRD posted
Demolition of the south abutment of the State Street bridge on the Chicago River on January 14, 1902.
MWRD posted
A view to the north towards the State Street bridge over the Chicago River in Chicago on May 14, 1903.

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