Chicago Architecture Info
Kinzie Street Railroad Bridge
Official name: North Branch Railroad Bridge
Formerly known as Chicago and Northwestern Railroad North Branch Bridge
Spanning the North Branch of the Chicago River south of West Kinzie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Basic Information
Designed by Joseph Strauss
Type Bridge
Maximum length 196 feet/59 meters
Neighborhood: Near North Side
More Information
  • Bridge type: Bascule
  • The current bridge replaced one of the first railroad bridges in Chicago to connect the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad, the city's first rail line, to a new depot.
  • The current bridge was built to connect to W.W. Boyington's Wells Street Depot.