Thursday, October 1, 2009

LaSalle Street Bridge

Built: 1928
Edward Bennet, architect (confirmed?)
Donald Becker, engineer
Thomas Pihlfeldt, engineer
Clarence Rowe, engineer

This 1928 bridge coincides with the extension of Wacker Drive on the south.  Only two of the bridge houses are (or were) functional.  The other two were just for symmetry. The decorative mansard roofs are lead.

I like including the background buildings for these drawings. Its going to be tricky to keep them from attracting too much attention. This view is to the west, looking slightly northwest towards Merchandise Mart.