|Dan Crespo posted|
Madison Street swing bridge and new bridge construction. C&NW Station in the background. 1922.
Historical Photo of the Week: A northerly view of a roadway along the Pennsylvania Railroad property on the west side of the Chicago River between Madison and Monroe Street on September 29, 1903.I presume that the swing bridge in the background is Madison Street Bridge.
|John B Copleston posted|
|Dennis DeBruler shared|
In 1951 the air rights over the north train shed of the Union Station had not yet been sold. This ship looks tall enough that I think all of the railroad swing bridges on the Sanitary and Ship Canal would have had to be rotated to let it pass. From what I have been able to find, 1954 was the last year those bridges moved.
A view from a boat on the South Branch of the Chicago River on April 9, 1920, showing work on the west side of the river for a bascule bridge at Madison Street which replaced the existing swing bridge.