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Lockport Historic District, Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal, Swing Bridge, Sixteenth Street, Lockport, Will County, IL

Lockport Historic District, Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal, Swing Bridge, Sixteenth Street, Lockport, Will County, IL

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Swing Bridge permits the flow of vehicular traffic along Division Street to cross the Chicago S&S Canal. The bridge consists of twelve sections, with the pivoting mechanism located in the fifth section from the east bank. The bridge opens to permit Canal traffic to pass through. The bridge is of a Pratt truss type construction, with vertical compression members and diagonal tension members.
Survey number: HAER IL-16-D
Building/structure dates: 1905 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Randolph, Isham
Chicago Sanitary Commission
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
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Location

Lockport (Ill.)41.58048, -88.05472
Google Map of 41.5804826, -88.0547201
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Source

Library of Congress
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