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DuSable Bridge

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Identification

DuSable Bridge
Michigan Avenue Bridge
1158937

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
limestone
steel
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

foot traffic vehicle traffic
museum (history)

Facts

  • This is an early example of a fixed trunnion bascule bridge.
  • Was originally conceived as part of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago.
  • The Michigan Avenue Bridge was officially renamed the DuSable Bridge, after Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, in October 2010.
  • The bridge’s southwest bridgetender’s house contains the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.

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Location

North Michigan Avenue spanning the Chicago River
60601
Near North Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

400.00 ft
1920
2009

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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