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
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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