The West Jackson Street Bridge is one of the earliest bridges across the Chicago River (built in 1916). It is a steel deck truss designed by the Strauss Bascule Bridge Company.
The West Van Buren Street Bridge was one of the last bridges built across the Chicago River (in 1956). Like several other Chicago River bridges, this one has a steel truss that goes above the deck and acts as the railing between the concrete sidewalk and the steel roadway.
Movable Bridges - Van Buren Bridge from Jackson Street Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.