Day 7: The Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge

What can I say?  This is just a great view of the city.  The Kinzie Street Railroad bridge is one of the 45 bridges that cross the Chicago River in the city.  The Kinzie Street Railroad bridge is a single leaf bascule bridge and at the time it was built is was the world’s longest and heaviest bascule bridge.  Since the number of companies that used the bridge was severely declining and in early 2001 left no traffic using the bridge, it is now permanently locked in the open position.  On December 1, 2007 the bridge was one of 12 historic Chicago railroad bridges to be designated as a Chicago Landmark.

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