Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge in Chicago

Photo of Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

Chicago, Near North Side

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Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge
Official name:North Branch Railroad Bridge
Formerly:Chicago and Northwestern Railroad North Branch Bridge

Spanning the North Branch of the Chicago River south of West Kinzie Street, Chicago, Illinois, Near North Side 60654
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Notes
  • Bridge type: Bascule
  • The current bridge replaced one of the first railroad bridges in Chicago to connect the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad, the city's first rail line, to a new depot.
  • The current bridge was built to connect to W.W. Boyington's Wells Street Depot.
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Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge in Chicago.  Photo by Larry Van Dyke
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Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge in Chicago.  Photo by Dennis Rossow
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