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Steel Bridges

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Steel Bridge

Steel is widely used for bridge construction - especially for long span bridges, railway bridges, foot bridges and highway bridges because it is able to carry loads in tension, compression and shear.  This type of bridge is fast to build.  Steel bridges can be further categorized into beam bridges, arch bridges, cable-stayed bridges and suspension bridges.

 

Steel arch bridge between US and Canada border 

Bridge to USA - 1

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steel bridge over highway 69 ontario

Steel Highway Truss Bridge - 1

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boys standing on steel bridge over french river ontario

Steel Suspension Bridge over French River, Ontario - 1

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Chicago's Bridges

Chicago began as a busy water route.  Movable bridges were necessary to accommodate land and water traffic.  The first bridges built were floating swing bridges, followed by center pier swing bridges, and finally the "Chicago type" fixed trunnion, double leaf, bascule bridge.

Learn more about the history of Chicago's bridges by taking one of the many boat tours that run along the Chicago river offering guided architectural tours.

 

Chicago Lyric Opera Bridge

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Lyric Opera Bridge - W. Madison Street - Built in 1922

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La Salle Street Bridge Chicago

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La Salle Street Bridge (or Marshall Suloway Bridge) - Built in 1928

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DuSable Bridge formerly Michigan Avenue Bridge Chicago

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DuSable Bridge - Formerly Michigan Avenue Bridge - Built in 1920

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Did you know....

that the DuSable bridge used to be known as the Marquette-Joliet Bridge and was renamed DuSable in honor of Chicago's first permanent resident Jean Baptiste Point du Sable in 2010?

 

Defense sculpture on DuSable Bridge tender house Chicago

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Sculpture "Defense" on DuSable Bridge tender house.

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Defense plaque on DuSable Bridge

In 1928, sculptures by James Earle Fraser and Henry Hering that depicted scenes from Chicago's history were added to the walls of the four bridge houses of the DuSable Bridge.  The one above is named "Defense" by Hering which depicts Ensign George Ronan in a scene from a notorious and controversial event in Chicago history - the "Fort Dearborn Massacre" during the War of 1812. 

Defense Plaque - 1

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Below the sculpture a plaque reads:  

"Defense - Fort Dearborn stood almost on this spot.  After an heroic defense in eighteen hundred and twelve the garrison together with women and children was forced to evacuate the fort led forth by Captain Wells, they were brutally massacred by the indians.  They will be cherished as martyrs in our early history."

 

Chicago river plaque

Chicago River Plaque - 1

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A plaque on the bridge reads as follows:  

"Chicago River:  This river, originally flowing eastward from the prairie home lands of the Potawatomi and other Indian tribes, into Lake Michigan, linked the waters of the Atlantic, the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes with those of the Illinois, the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.  From 1673, commerce and civilization followed this natural waterway from the seaboard to the heart of the continent.

The strategic importance to early American development of the junction of the Chicago river and Lake Michigan led to the establishment here of Fort Dearborn and to the founding of the city of Chicago.

Erected in 1953 to the memory of those pioneers who plied this water route.
Society of Colonial wars in the State of Illinois"

 

 

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