Friday, February 12, 2016

California Avenue Bridge

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(Bridge Hunter, Historic Bridges, Bird's Eye View)

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Historical Photo of the Week: Construction of the California Ave bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on August 6, 1925, viewed looking south at the north span of the bridge while it was being lowered.
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Construction of the California Ave bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on June 4, 1926, viewed looking north from the Santa Fe railroad viaduct. The bridge was completed and opened a few months later on September 30.
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Construction of the California Avenue Bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Chicago, looking east, showing the assembly of a section for the south portion of the bridge on February 13, 1925.

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Construction of the California Avenue Bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Chicago, looking north, showing the assembly of a section for the south portion of the bridge on February 20, 1925.

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A view of the California Avenue Bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Chicago during construction on June 18, 1925, looking to the southwest showing both spans of the bridge, with the north side raised and the south side lowered. The Sanitary District (now MWRD) completed construction and opened the bridge in 1926.

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A view to the northwest at the new California Avenue Bridge over the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal on June 16, 1926.

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Parade traffic and the public gather for the official dedication and opening of the California Avenue bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on September 30, 1926, viewed looking south from the Illinois Central railroad viaduct. The sign on the bridge reads "The Sanitary District of Chicago, California Avenue Bridge. West Side and South Side United. Official Dedication Thursday, Sept. 30th, 2 p.m. COME." The Sanitary District of Chicago was later renamed the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

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A view to the north showing the California Avenue bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on May 13, 1926. The Sanitary District (now MWRD) completed construction and opened the bridge in 1926.

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A view to the northwest showing the southern abutment for the California Avenue Bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Chicago on March 28, 1924. The bridge was completed in 1926.

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A view of bridge gears on the west side of the north span of the California Avenue bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Chicago, Illinois, during construction on August 6, 1925. The Sanitary District (now MWRD) completed construction and opened the bridge in 1926.

1 comment:

  1. Wondered seeing the california bridge and its unique structure.

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