St. Charles Air Line Bridge

Title

St. Charles Air Line Bridge

Subject

Illinois--Chicago River
Illinois--Chicago
Air-Line Railroad Company
Bridges
Construction equipment
Drawbridges--Design and construction
Drawbridges

Description

The St. Charles Air Line Bridge undergoes construction to relocate and shorten the structure as a result of the straightening of the Chicago River. The bridge is an example of bascule, or drawbridge, bridge design.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1930-11-19

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

401282
Federal Writers Project

Original Format

commercial print
b&w
87
28 x 19 cm

Citation

“St. Charles Air Line Bridge,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 25, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/21052.