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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1929 Ogden Park
Chicago, Illinois, USA (Ogden Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1657
References:AAJ
Principals:Linn White, C.R. Hoyt, George T. Donahue
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:125f
Deck width:8.5f
Notes
  • Looking at a picture of this bridge spanning about 150 feet of water, and looking at present-day maps and images of Ogden Park, I was having difficulty reconciling the two as present-day Ogden Park has no waterways. The Chicago Park District web site explains, "Additionally, each [of several city parks] had a beautiful landscape with a meandering waterway near a meadow of ballfields. Ogden Park's waterway was drained and filled in 1940."

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