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Canal Street Railroad Bridge Gallery

Canal Street Railroad Bridge
This railroad bridge was built in 1915. Vertical lift bridges of this type
were patented by J. Waddell in 1893 and the first example was built on
Halsted Street in Chicago in the following year.
The movable center span, a riveted steel Pratt through truss,
is 272 long and lifts 130 feet above the surface of the river