This bridge is an example of a county-designed rigid-frame bridges. The bridge include decorative posts at the ends of each span that rise above above the deck. These remain in place, but in between, it appears that original railings have been replaced with modern railings. Otherwise, the bridge appears to retain historic integrity. Rigid-frame bridges enjoyed a popularity in the mid-20th century, often for early limited access highway overpasses, but also for small stream crossings such as here at Tinley Creek.
Main PlaqueCENTRAL AVENUE BRIDGE
OVER TINLEY CREEK
SECTION 902 - 1212 - M.F.T.
STATE AID ROUTE 92
DAVIDSON AND DOCTOR
D. M. CAMPBELL
GEORGE A. QUINLAN
SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS
County PlaqueBUILT 1941 BY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF COOK COUNTY
CLAYTON F. SMITH
ROAD AND BRIDGE COMMITTEE
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