I never use it but I just went over the Ashland Canal bridge on Google and that is kind of the design I am talking about. It was definitely on Damen ands one other street. Maybe Kedzie had the style shown in trolleybus and the Asland style cause Damen had both I beleive.
Re: western avenue bridge
Date: March 10, 2008 10:46PM
Damen was actually a long art deco viaduct over the railroads (later the Stevenson too) and the canal. It was rebuilt along with the Stevenson reconstruction. The actual bridge probably was a bascule design similar to Ashland (and many other bridges in the city). Pictures are hard to come across for that one.
Of course, there was the other famous viaduct on Damen, between Pershing and 47th. Also hard to find pictures of... anyone know of any?
Btw. I am dumb. There are several bridges with the old Damen (uncovered) design. Canal, halsted, California, and Cicero in addition to Ashland. No excuses cause I crossed Cicero many times. I mean yes Damen was more wide open and longer and had duel designs and overall was the coolest, but I truly convinced myself there were only two with that style and that Cicero was not one of them.