|Bridge Name||Facility Carried / Feature Intersected||Location||Structure Type||Construction Date and Builder/Engineer|
Clybourn Station Bridge
||Railroad (Metra Union Pacific North) Over Ashland Avenue and Cortland Street||Chicago: Cook County, Illinois||Metal Through Girder, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Slab, Fixed||By Builder/Contractor: Unknown|
|Main Span Length||Structure Length||Main Spans||Approach Spans||NBI Number|
|62 Feet (18.9 Meters)||300 Feet (91.4 Meters)||3||2||16061423318|
This bridge is actually two concrete encased through girder bridges parallel to each other, crossing Ashland Avenue and Cortland Street in the vicinity of the Metra North Line Clybourn Station. The bridge has a slight curve to it. Due to the angle at which they cross the Crossing Cortland Street, some of the spans incorporate extreme skews into the design. The bridge is noteworthy for its length and its concrete encased design.
Immediately east of the two bridges is a traditional through plate girder overpass, which is not encased in concrete. While structurally separate, this structure is part of the overall series of crossings.
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