OVERVIEW

Harbour was apart of the team that helped restore the iconic West Adams Street bridge, which has been in use for more than 140 years in Chicago,IL. The bridge opened in 1927 and like other bridges over the Chicago River, it is designed to be lifted, allowing sailboats and other large vessels to pass. It is one of 37 movable bridges maintained by the Chicago Department of Transportation.

This bridge is 16′-0″ above the Chicago River and gets used by more than 50,000 pedestrians and 37 CTA bus routes per day. the 199′-0″ trunnion-to-trunnion deck truss bridge has a clear span of 173′-0″. The bridge design was influenced by the 1909 Plan of Chicago. The Adams Street bridge and its neighbor at Jackson Blvd. are the only two single deck bridges that represent the Burnham’s Plan for downtown river bridges. The most iconic feature of the bridge is the four limestone bridge tender houses, which give homage to the Beaux Arts. The placement of all bridge support were purposely below the deck, giving unobstructed views of the city.

 

 

CLIENT

City of Chicago


ARCHITECT

Edward H. Bennett


ENGINEER

Donald N. Becker


ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

Sycamore Police Station<br>
Will County Adult Detention Facility<br>
Burr Ridge Police Station<br>
Kendall County Sheriff’s Station<br>
Oak Brook Municipal<br>
Huntington Lakes Apartments<br>
Green Trails Apartments<br>
University of Chicago Animal Research<br>
Burnham Park and 18th Drive Roadway<br>
Lakefront Busway Chicago<br>
Brookfield Zoo Reptile Display<br>

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