World’s First Chicago-Type Drawbridge Undergoing Repair in Bucktown
Sep08

World’s First Chicago-Type Drawbridge Undergoing Repair in Bucktown

The Cortland Street Bridge on Chicago’s north side crosses the Chicago River’s North Branch four miles above the mouth of the Chicago River at Lake Michigan. In 1982, the American Society of Civil Engineers recognized this bridge as an Engineering Landmark. It received Chicago Landmark status in 1991. To the frustration of area residents, this bridge has been closed to street traffic since June so the Chicago Department of...

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