I- 55 EB TO I90,94 over CHI RIVER; CERMAK;RR


+41.85267, -87.64458
41°51'10" N, 87°38'40" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:I- 55 EB TO I90,94 over CHI RIVER; CERMAK;RR
Structure number:016107000000000
Old structure number:000016107026411 (from 1992 edition)
Location:1.4 M SW I-290
Purpose:Carries highway over highway, waterway, and railroad
Route classification:Principal Arterial - Interstate (Urban) [11]
Length of largest span:220.2 ft. [67.1 m]
Total length:517.1 ft. [157.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:32.8 ft. [10.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:63.0 ft. [19.2 m]
Skew angle:17°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
Year reconstructed:1994
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:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2015 

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:23,700 [as of 2015]
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Pier/abutment protection:In place but in a deteriorated condition [3]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations (including piles) on dry land well above flood water elevations. [9]
Operating rating:76.2 tons [69.3 metric tons]
Inventory rating:46.6 tons [42.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:60.3
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$9,334,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
August 201560.3FairFairFairSatisfactory-23700
August 201354.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-41900
August 201155.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory-41900
August 200955.0FairSatisfactoryFairGood-41900
January 200855.0FairSatisfactoryFairGood-41900
January 200655.0FairGoodFairGood-41900
June 200455.0FairGoodFairGood-41900
July 200255.5FairGoodFairGoodFO33309
June 200055.5FairGoodFairGoodFO33300
June 199855.5FairGoodFairGoodFO33300
December 199668.6GoodGoodGoodVery GoodFO33300
June 199452.3FairGoodFairVery GoodFO31100
October 199365.4FairGoodSatisfactoryVery GoodFO31100
August 199265.4GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodFO31100
February 199167.4GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodFO31100