Additional builder Information Courtesty John Marvig:
American Bridge Co. of New York (Girder Spans)
Bates & Rogers Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (1932 Piers)
Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Deck Trusses)
McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Main Truss)
This is a very long multi-span railroad bridge. It sits on a stone substructure that dates to a previous bridge built in 1855. Most of the spans on the bridge today date to 1893. In 1920, the deck plate girder span over Rockwell Road was built by the American Bridge Company. In 1932, McClintic-Marshall Company replaced two deck truss spans with a single rivet-connected Parker through truss span, which is today the main span of the bridge. One of the deck truss spans at the northern end has a rare fishbelly deck truss design where the bottom chord is polygonal.
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
Search For Additional Bridge Listings:
© Copyright 2003-2022, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.