Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 7, Pg. 57-57

Document Type: Feature article


The Columbus Drive Bascule Bridge in Chicago is one of the largest bascule bridges in the world with a 270 ft. span and 1l0 ft. width. Four welded steel box girders support each of the leaves were prefabricated with steel plates up to 4in. thick.

Subject Headings: Steel plates | Bascule bridges | Steel bridges | Girder bridges | Welding | Box girders | Prefabrication | United States | Ohio | Chicago | Illinois

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