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McDonough Street Bridge

McDonough Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 12, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
McDonough Street (US-6 and US-52) Over Des Plaines River
Location
Joliet: Will County, Illinois: United States
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Rolling Lift) and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1934 By Builder/Contractor: Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company and Engineer/Design: Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1987
Main Span Length
174 Feet (53 Meters)
Structure Length
408 Feet (124.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
22.6 Feet (6.89 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 5 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
99990421929

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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 is one of the more narrow of the bascule bridges in Joliet. The bridge retains good historic integrity. The bridge features a builder plaque crediting the Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company with building the bridge. The bridge was likely designed by the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company as the other bridges in the city were.

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