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uHE CENT-THE DAY BOOK-ONE CENT
CONCERNING BRIDGES JN THE
BUILDING IN CHICAGO
Thos. Pihlfield, civil engineer in
charge of the city department of
bridge engineering, today issued a
statement showing the progress on
Chicago's ambitious program of
New $300,008 bridges at Belmont
and Webster avs. and the $600,000
Lake st bridge will be finished in
June. The fixed bridge at Montrose
av., to cost $70,000, will be opened in
a few weeks. In November th,e new
$350,000 bascule bridge at Monroe
st will be finished. The new Union
station will pay for this.
A new 245-ft span bridge will be
built at 12th st, at a cost of $650,000.
As soon as possible bridges will be
built at La Salle, Wells and Franklin
Orleans sts. All the new bridges are
The first bascule bridge built in
Chicago, the Metropolitan "L"
bridge over the river near Van Buren
st, will be torn down and replaced
by a $550,000 bridge of 220-ft. span.
The "L" will pay the bill. When this
bridge was finished in 1895 it was
considered an! engineering wonder.
Its span is but 95 feet
The new bridges have all ben ap
proved by the Chicago Plan com'n.
They will facilitate river and street
traffic and help make the city more
beautiful. Eventually all of the
swing bridges will be eliminated. The
Madison st bridge will be replaced as
soon as the Monroe st bridge is fin
ished. o o
MAYBE IT'S A GOOD IDEA
Chicago police force is looking
askance at the precedent being set
by policemen in Aurora. Chief Mc
Carty of that city has ordered all
motorcycle owners arrested who per
sist in riding girls around on the han
dlebars of their machine,
Central West Side Y. P. S. L. meets
8 tonight, 1600 W. 12th.
Single Tax club oratorical contest,
Schiller hall, 64 W. Randolph, 8 p. m.,
tonight. Linn Haines, sec'y National
Voters' league, will speak: "Search
light on Congress."
Class on history and political econ
omy meets 8 tonight, Workers' Inst
Caleb Harrison, instructor.
Douglas Pk. Y. P. S. L. meets 8 to
night, Douglas Inst, 3352 W. 12th.
Chicago Political league, study
section, meets, Sat, 2 p. m., Congress
hotel. Addresses by Wm. A. Hall,
"The Municipal Pier"; Miss Elizabeth
McGillen, "Democracy in the Public
Schools"; State's Att'y Maclay
Hoyne, "The Board of Review"; Os
car P. Hewitt, "The Board of Edu
cation." Prof. Scott Nearing and M. M.
Mangasarian will debate, "Are Own
ers Parasites?" Garrick theater, May
7. Tickets now at Garrick box of
fice. Sale heavy.
Clarence S. Darrow will give his
lecture on "Voltaire" under auspices
of Modern School League, Colonial
hall, 20 W. Randolph si, Sun., 8 p. m.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Grain and
provisions up. May wheat close,
WHOLESALE PRODUCE Eggs,
2iy2c; butter, 35c.
NEW YORK STOCKS. War
stocks up. General list trifle off.
Fair and continued cool tonight;
Saturday fair with rising tempera
ture; moderate northwest winds be
coming light and variable tonight and
shifting to southwestSaturday. Tem
perature Thursday: Highest, 73
lowest 44 ,. . H