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Although two citations are given, I would like to question the claim that "in 1908 it was the world's longest and heaviest bascule bridge". According to this article, the bridge has a longest span of 170 feet and a total length of 196 feet. Tower Bridge in London, which opened 14 years earlier in 1894, has a longest span of 200 feet and a total length of 800 feet, both of which are longer. Perhaps there is a distinction made because Tower Bridge has two bascules, while the Kinzie Street bridge has only one? Or perhaps Kinzie is the longest and heaviest railroad bascule bridge? Truthanado (talk) 00:42, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
:Interesting point. Another possibility is that it was the longest and heaviest bascule bridge in the United States--I have noticed in the past that some sources confuse the United States and the world. —Jeremy (talk) 00:52, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
The tower bridge article states: the central span of 200 feet (61 m) between the towers was split into two equal bascules or leaves. That means that each leaf was 100 feet. Kinzie is a single leaf of 170 feet. I think that this is what the sources mean when they say that it was the longest. —Jeremy (talk) 00:56, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
The Chicago Flood occurred on April 13, 1992, as a result of work on the Kinzie Street railroad bridge. More about this flood should be added to this article. I limited myself to a See also section. --DThomsen8 (talk) 17:35, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
The Chicago flood was due to work on the Kinzie Street road bridge, not this bridge.—Jeremy (talk) 15:07, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
It's not on Kinzie and Kinzie has its own bridge. Is this really called the Kinzie St Railroad bridge?
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