Tuesday, February 9, 2010

State Street Bridge

Built: 1949
W.E. Lofgren, engineer
Stephen Michuda, engineer

This bridge was originally designed in 1930 but was postponed until the State Street subway project began in 1939.  Apparently the subway tunnel beneath the river and the bridge were built simultaneously.  Work stopped at the order of the War Production Board in 1942 and didn't resume until 1947.  You can see a section of the recently extended Riverwalk in the foreground.  And of course the corncobs of Marina City in the background.

Looks like Chicago is finally getting some snow today.  It took long enough.  I thought we might go the whole winter without some decent sledding weather.   Come Sunday you may find us at the hill at Warren Park with our daredevil 4-year old.

1 comment:

  1. Its official name is the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge.