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Kinzie Street Rail Bridge Panoramic...

The Kinzie Street railroad bridge is a single leaf bascule bridge that crossed the north branch of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. At the time of its opening in 1908 it was the world's longest and heaviest bascule bridge. From 1930 to the 1980's, the bridge handled all of the incoming freight traffic for the Navy Pier, Tribune Tower, Merchandise Mart and Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. From the mid 1980's until 2000, the bridge usage steadily declined and by the early 90's, the Sun-Times was the only customer, with 1 train per-day crossing the bridge. Designated a Chicago landmark in 2007, the bridge has sat unused since 2000, when the Sun-Times moved their printing facility to the suburbs.

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