Discussion relating to the PRR, up to 1968. Visit the PRR Technical & Historical Society for more information.
  by terry03
In 1911 the NYC & PRR built a bridge over the Illinois Central at Grande Crossing in Chicago near E. 75th Street. The NYC & PRR bridge was built in 1911. This was part of the Illinois Centrals elimination of all grade crossings in the Chicago area.

My question is. Do you know who built the Pennsylvania RR bridge? Bates & Rogers Construction Corporation out of Chicago built almost all of the IC at grade crossings in the Chicago area and suburbs for 50 miles. Its possible that the IC paid for the construction of this bridge. I doubt it though.

My interest is due to the fact that five generations of my family worked for Bates & Rogers and my grandfather was working for them in this time period.