This big, boxy bridge is less attractive than the more streamlined pony and deck trusses across the Chicago River. It carries over 500 trains a day and so a vertical lift bridge was originally planned for this site. However, aesthetic concerns prevailed and a bascule bridge was eventually built in 1916.
Movable Bridges - West Lake Street Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
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