Wednesday, March 8, 2023

BRC over 47th Street in Chicago, IL


Again, I don't normally note railroad overpasses because in the Chicagoland area that would effectively be spam. But this historical photo is worth noting because of how empty the neighborhood was back then and because of the Art-Deco decorations.

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago posted
A little quiz!
Check out this beautiful Art-Deco style concrete bridge built in 1946. 
So, where is this bridge located?
Hint: The railroad tracks supported by this bridge are part of the BRC's busy Kenton Line.
Michael Riha shared

BRC commented on their post
If you guessed 47th Street (vicinity of 47th and Knox)-- you are correct! The bridge is still in use and in pretty good shape.
Paul Musselman: Look at how empty the 'hood was....!!
Patrick Cunningham!3m6!1e1!3m4...

Dennis DeBruler commented on Patrick's comment
I see that it was painted after Sep 2019.!3m7!1e1!3m5...

Dennis DeBruler commented on Michael's share
A lot of this area didn't even have streets back in 1929. And Midway was yet to be built.
1929 Englewood Quad @ 24,000

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