Franklin Street Bridge

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Franklin–Orleans Street Bridge
Chicago River Franklin Street Bascule Bridge.jpg
Franklin Street Bridge in 1987
CarriesAutomobiles, Pedestrians
CrossesChicago River
LocaleChicago, Cook County, Illinois
Official nameFranklin–Orleans Street Bridge
Characteristics
DesignDouble-leaf bascule
Total length320 feet (98 m)
Width62 feet (19 m)
Longest span220 feet (67 m)
Clearance below18.7 feet (5.7 m)
History
Constructed byGreat Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, Ketler–Elliot Company
OpenedOctober 1920
The bridge raised for sailboats

The Franklin–Orleans Street Bridge, commonly known as the Franklin Street Bridge, is a bascule bridge over the Chicago River, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was built in October 1920, and is located directly southwest of the Merchandise Mart. Connecting the Near North Side with "The Loop,".

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