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Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Swing Bridge

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1909; SE 2nd St. and 8th Ave. S.
  • Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Swing Bridge (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This swing bridge gives the delightful appearance of a child's Erector set that had been enlarged, and it was put together like one. It is a handsome and above all a playful-looking object. This is the third bridge on the site. The first bridge was a wooden Howe truss structure built during the years 1864–1865.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Swing Bridge", [Clinton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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