UP Hazel Avenue Bridge (Glencoe)

Through Plate Girder Bridge over Hazel Avenue
Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois

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Name UP Hazel Avenue Bridge (Glencoe)
Built By Chicago & North Western Railway
Contractor Unknown
Currently Owned By Union Pacific Railroad
Length 44 Feet Total
Width 2 Tracks
Height Above Ground 12 Feet 0 Inches
Superstructure Type Through Plate Girder
Substructure Type Stone Masonry
Date Built Ca. 1898
Traffic Count 60 Trains/Day (Estimated)
Current Status In Use
UP Bridge Number 18.99
C&NW Bridge Number 1335 1/2
Significance Local Significance
Documentation Date July 2018
A brief history of the Union Pacific Kenosha Subdivision:


Located in Glencoe, this through girder bridge crosses Hazel Avenue along Green Bay Road.
Built in approximately 1898, this bridge features a single through plate girder span, set onto stone substructures. In addition, the bridge has a heavily reinforced floor system.
This style of bridges was common for grade separations on the C&NW between 1895 and 1905. The bridge was built for two tracks, which are both still in use.
Overall, the bridge appears to be in fair condition, with some deterioration.

The author has ranked the bridge as being locally significant, due to the common design.
The photo above is an overview.


Source Type


Build Date Double track construction
Railroad Line History Source ICC Valuation Information, Compiled by Richard S. Steele

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