Wells Street Bridge (Chicago)

bridge in United States of America

The Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River was built in 1922. Standing east of the Franklin Street Bridge and southeast of the Merchandise Mart, the bascule bridge connects the Near North Side with "The Loop."

Wells Street Bridge
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Wells Street Bridge raised to allow sailboats to pass
Coordinates41°53′15″N 87°38′02″W / 41.88750°N 87.63389°W / 41.88750; -87.63389Coordinates: 41°53′15″N 87°38′02″W / 41.88750°N 87.63389°W / 41.88750; -87.63389
CarriesAutomobiles
Elevated Trains
Pedestrians
CrossesChicago River
LocaleChicago, Cook County, Illinois
Official nameWells Street Bridge
Characteristics
DesignDouble-deck, double-leaf bascule bridge
History
DesignerE. H. Bennett
OpenedFebruary 11, 1922
Location

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