Thursday, March 10, 2016

Harrison Street Bridge

MWRD shared
(Bridge HunterHistoric Bridges, not in Chicago Loop, Street View+Satellite Access, Profile Photo)

MWRD's comment:
Construction of the Harrison Street bridge abutment on the east side of the South Branch of the Chicago River on June 26, 1902. The break in the wall at right is where a sewer was being re-routed and a pile driver can be seen docked at left.
Update:

MWRD posted
Historical photo of the week: A western view of the Harrison Street bridge during construction on November 16, 1905.
These photos indicate the 1905 bridge was a Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge.
MWRD posted two photos with the comment: "A 13.5-ton section is hoisted into place during construction of the former bridge at Harrison Street in Chicago on June 6, 1905, on the east side of the South Branch of the Chicago River. The second photo shows a close up view of workers on the bridge."



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