CHICAGO TRACK ELEVATION

EARLY VIADUCTS

Some of Chicago's earliest grade separations with railroads, consisted of viaducts carrying the streets over the railroads.

Several additional viaducts were constructed over railroads which were later elevated, eliminating the need for the viaducts. These are not listed.


1873
Opening of Canal St. viaduct over paralleling Burlington Route and Chicago & North Western South Branch. Viaduct extended 1886 to accommodate construction of Chicago Terminal & Transfer Railroad.

September 8, 1879
Ordinance for 18th St. viaduct over paralleling Illinois Central (Chicago Madison & Northern) and Santa Fe and Chicago & Western Indiana.

June 28, 1886
Ordinance for 12th St. (Roosevelt Rd.) viaduct over Chicago & Western Indiana line from Dearborn Station, and joint Rock Island and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern line from La Salle Street Station.

October 25, 1886
Ordinance for 12th St. (Roosevelt Rd.) viaduct over Chicago Terminal & Transfer Railroad.

March 21, 1887
Ordinance for Polk St. viaduct viaduct over Chicago Terminal & Transfer Railroad.

October 14, 1889
Ordinance for Taylor St. viaduct viaduct over Chicago Terminal & Transfer Railroad.