Torrence Avenue Bridge – Chicago IL

Description

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

Source notes

http://chicagoloopbridges.com/bridges12/CAL16/Torrence.html

Bridge plaque

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 8, 2017.

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Location Info


S. Torrence Ave.
Chicago, IL

Coordinates: 41.669249, -87.559263

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