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Cass Street Bridge

   


Cass Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 12, 2006
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Westbound US-30 (Cass Street, Western Avenue) Over Des Plaines River
Location
Joliet: Will County, Illinois
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1933 By Builder/Contractor: Independent Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Engineer/Design: Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1985
Main Span Length
174 Feet (53 Meters)
Structure Length
294 Feet (89.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
42 Feet (12.8 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
99010121786

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View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

This bridge is one of four rare Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridges in Joliet. For an overview of Joliet's rolling lift bridges, see the Jefferson Street Bridge page.

This bridge's arches (that likely once were for cable-cars/trolleys to use) have a slightly different design to them: the v-lacing is a bit tighter on these. Unlike some of the other bridges in town, the bridge-tender house on this bridge is small and unimpressive, and does not appear to be original.

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