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


+41.98263, -87.80694
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:13.1 ft. [4.0 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]
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

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2016GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood2050095.0
October 2014GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood2260095.0
January 2013GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood2820095.0
January 2011GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood3210095.0
March 2009GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good3210095.0
June 2007GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good3290095.0
June 2005GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good3050095.0
October 2003GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good3360095.0
May 2001GoodVery GoodExcellentVery Good2270095.0
December 1998PoorPoorSatisfactoryFair3050079.0
February 1997PoorPoorSatisfactoryFair3100079.0
March 1995PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory3100088.0
July 1993PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory2810090.0
December 1992PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory2900090.0
December 1991PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory2900092.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
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.1781572100
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.4434034000
Compression Jointlinear ft.443044300
Elastomeric Bearingeach4404400
Fixed Bearingeach2202200
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.464046400