Kedzie Avenue: (Historic Bridges, Bridge Hunter, Satellite)
|Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago made this their cover photo|
Skaters on ice in the bottom of a nearly completed Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal west of Kedzie Avenue on December 30, 1899. The Kedzie Avenue bridge is in the background and behind it is the bridge for the Chicago, Madison, and Northern Railroad.
Mark Bilecki Sr. The Kedzie bridge was replaced in 1972 [That would be the road bridge. The railroad bridge still exists.]
|1: Here's a shot of the Kedzie Ave bridge.|
|2: The Kedzie Ave highway bridge may have been replaced, but this railroad bridge is the original one built in the 1800's.|
|5: Contemporary shot.|
Mark Bilecki Sr. My father told me they would send submarines built in Manitowac Wis. down the canal to the Mississippi river.
This reminds me that the St. Lawrence Seaway was not opened until 1959.
The second picture of the Illinois Northern Bridge post is of this bridge. Both pictures were taken from Kedzie Avenue Bridge with a morning sun. (I got out of bed way before before Noon on a day with a blue sky to take a picture of the Illinois Northern Bridge with the sun at my back. But the ICwest bridge picture with the sun in front of me turned out better.)