Chicago Architecture Info

Wabash Avenue Bridge

Also known as
Irv Kupcinet Bridge
Address
North Wabash Avenue at the Chicago River
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Basic Information
Designed by City of Chicago
Type transportation
Maximum length 345 feet/104 meters
Neighborhood: The Loop
Bounding Streets:
North Wabash Avenue
North State Street
North Michigan Avenue
East Wacker Drive
East Kinzie Street
More Information
  • Developer:
  • City of Chicago
  • Contractor: Ketler-Elliott Company
  • 1985: This bridge was named after Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet.
  • November, 2011: Public outrage ensued when the city allowed Bank of America to plaster this structure's historic bridgehouses with advertisements. They were taken down after a short time.