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


+41.84999, -87.64426
41°50'60" N, 87°38'39" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
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:62.3 ft. [19.0 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: June 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:37,500 [as of 2017]
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]
Sufficiency rating:55.2
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

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2017FairFairFairSatisfactory3750055.2
August 2015FairFairFairSatisfactory2370060.3
August 2013FairFairFairSatisfactory4190054.0
August 2011FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory4190055.0
August 2009FairSatisfactoryFairGood4190055.0
January 2008FairSatisfactoryFairGood4190055.0
January 2006FairGoodFairGood4190055.0
June 2004FairGoodFairGood4190055.0
July 2002FairGoodFairGood3330955.5
June 2000FairGoodFairGood3330055.5
June 1998FairGoodFairGood3330055.5
December 1996GoodGoodGoodVery Good3330068.6
June 1994FairGoodFairVery Good3110052.3
October 1993FairGoodSatisfactoryVery Good3110065.4
August 1992GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good3110065.4
February 1991GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good3110067.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.6,2046,02018400
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.16,90815,5581,35000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach77000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.1201051500
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.3737000
Elastomeric Bearingeach1010000
Movable Bearingeach55000
Fixed Bearingeach55000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.518518000