The current Dearborn St bridge was built at the same time as the
"corncobs" (aka Marina City in 1962). This bridge replaced
a Scherzer rolling lift bridge that was built in 1907.
I didn't realize that they were still replacing the rolling bridges until the 1960s. I guess if the foundation was good enough, there was no need to replace it. After all, the Cermak Road Bridge was refurbished rather than replaced.
|Bridge Hunter (Rolling) from archive.org, cropped|
|Bridge Hunter (First)|
|David M Laz posted|
Some one stole our bridge! Not really, construction of the new Dearborn St. Bridge went on at the same time as construction of Marina City, on right, 1961.