Mile 325.1 A ship heads past the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad Bridge, with its distinctive lower arch. The Met, which served the West Side, was the only elevated company that owned its own drawbridge. The four-track bridge was called a Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge because it reared back like a rocking chair to create a large opening on the river. The Scherzer company, based in Chicago's Monadnock Block, designed six downtown bridges for the Sanitary Districk to replace swing bridges across the Chicago River.
The Lost Panoramas
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