One of Chicago’s oldest bridges will soon become a memory.
As we reported earlier this year, the eastern Division Street Bridge is going to be torn down and replaced with a newer, and admittedly better, bridge. But that doesn’t mean the old bridge doesn’t deserve some appreciation.
It was built over a hundred years ago and its design was considered revolutionary at the time. As Chicago Architecture Blog contributor Patrick McBriarty describes it:
Patrick made this video of the bridge as it stands now for posterity, showing many of its unique features.