Torrance Avenue Bridge plaque
The bridge carrying S. Torrance Avenue across the Calumet River constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. Completed in 1936, the “vertical lift bridge is the only non-bascule bridge built by the Chicago Public Works Department (now CDOT). The primary design requirements for this bridge called for a 200 ft clear channel width with a 21 ft clearance over the entire channel.”
P.W.A. Project No. IL 9625-X
http://chicagoloopbridges.com/bridges12/CAL16/Torrence.html Bridge plaque
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 8, 2017.
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