Michigan Avenue Bridge
|Carries||Motor vehicles, pedestrians|
|Official name||DuSable Bridge|
|Heritage status||Chicago Landmark|
|Design||Double-leaf, double-deck, fixed counterweight, trunnion bascule bridge|
|Total length||399 feet (122 m)|
|Width||91.75 feet (27.97 m)|
|Longest span||256 feet (78 m) between trunnions|
220 feet (67 m) between piers
|Clearance below||16 feet (4.9 m)|
|Designer||Bureau of Engineering, Chicago Department of Public Works|
|Construction start||April 15, 1918|
|Opened||May 14, 1920|
|Daily traffic||37900 (upper deck)|
11700 (lower deck)
The Michigan Avenue Bridge (officially DuSable Bridge) is a bascule bridge that carries Michigan Avenue across the main stem of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States. Construction of the bridge started in 1918, it opened to traffic in 1920, and decorative work was completed in 1928.
References[change | change source]
- Holth, Nathan. "Michigan Avenue Bridge". HistoricBridges.org. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- Scott, Charles; Alexander, Frances; Nicolay, John; Brucken, Carolyn. "Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Michigan Avenue". Historic American Engineering Record. Library of Congress. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- Young 1920, p. 508 harvnb error: no target: CITEREFYoung1920 (help)
- ""I Will" Spirit Wins; Open Link Bridge Today". Chicago Tribune. May 14, 1920. p. 3.
- 2010 data from the National Bridge Inventory Database. "National Bridge Inventory". U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wikimedia Commons