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Cermak Road Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge (Chicago, IL) - "The Package"
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 51.167 W 087° 38.426
16T E 446838 N 4633629
Quick Description: Over the South Branch of the Chicago River, oriented east/west - the last of its kind still operating in Chicago, chosen for a scene in "The Package" with Gene Hackman.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2011 7:50:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMC49R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
At about 21 minutes into the movie, Gallagher (Gene Hackman) picks up The Package (Tommy Lee Jones) at an Allied Checkpoint (Cermak Bridge.) I have to thank itsfilmedthere.com for bringing this to my attention.

The site is a bascule bridge, still open to traffic, built 1906, rehabilitated 1997. Learn more at the waymark for this bridge at (visit link)

My #1 son and I visited the bridge after attending a vinyl record swap at a nearby industrial building refurbished into an art gallery.
Movie or TV Show: The Package

Year Released or First Aired: 1,989.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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