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Demolition of Dearborn Street Bridge, 1959

 

 

 

Demolition of Dearborn Street Bridge, 1959

In 1959, the City of Chicago had decided to replace the half-century old rolling lift bridge at Dearborn Street with the proven reliability of a bascule bridge. This a November 1959 view of the demolition of the bridge looking eastward towards the Michigan Avenue Bridge.