1914 builders plaque on the East 92nd Street drawbridge. Chicago Illinois. Sunday, November 25th, 2012., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photograph last November, during a group photo outing to the far southeast side of Chicago and neighboring Hammond Indiana.
Many of the drawbridges over Chicago's waterways believe it or not, are actually 100 years old, or older. Others like the East 92nd Street drawbridge over the Calumet River, were not far behind in longevity.
The builders plaque shown here, indicates that this particular bridge was built in 1914, and has been in service all of this time. However, it may have been closed to traffic during periods of maintenance and mechanical upgrades.