IL 43 (HARLEM AVE over I- 90 JFK & CTA


+41.98239, -87.80685
41°58'57" N, 87°48'25" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:IL 43 (HARLEM AVE over I- 90 JFK & CTA
Structure number:016030900000000
Old structure number:000016030904054 (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.7 M N FOSTER AVE
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:82.4 ft. [25.1 m]
Total length:234.9 ft. [71.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:69.2 ft. [21.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:88.9 ft. [27.1 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:15.4 ft. [4.7 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1958
Year reconstructed:2000
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:4
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete continuous [6]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:20,500 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:87.0 tons [79.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:48.5 tons [44.1 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:95.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$2,205,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201695.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGoodFO20500
October 201495.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGoodFO22600
January 201395.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGoodFO28200
January 201195.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodGoodFO32100
March 200995.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodFO32100
June 200795.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-32900
June 200595.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-30500
October 200395.0GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good-33600
May 200195.0GoodVery GoodExcellentVery GoodFO22700
December 199879.0PoorPoorSatisfactoryFairSD30500
February 199779.0PoorPoorSatisfactoryFairSD31000
March 199588.0PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySD31000
July 199390.0PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySD28100
December 199290.0PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySD29000
December 199192.0PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySD29000

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,5502,550000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.20,60720,607000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2727000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.265265000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.178178000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.4434034000
Compression Jointlinear ft.443044300
Elastomeric Bearingeach4404400
Fixed Bearingeach2202200
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.464046400