+41.97559, -87.77210
41°58'32" N, 87°46'20" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:FOSTER AVE over I- 90 JFK & CTA
Structure number:016110000000000
Old structure number:000016110026101 (from 1992 edition)
Location:1.5 M NW IL 50
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway and railroad
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:128.0 ft. [39.0 m]
Total length:386.8 ft. [117.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:64.0 ft. [19.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:83.0 ft. [25.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:14.8 ft. [4.5 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1958
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:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:11,500 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:98.0 tons [89.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:63.8 tons [58.0 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:60.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$5,325,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
September 201560.0PoorPoorFairSatisfactorySD11500
December 201360.0PoorPoorFairSatisfactorySD11500
December 201176.0FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO11800
January 201076.0FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO10100
January 200878.0FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO10100
February 200678.0FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO11600
January 200579.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO11600
October 200379.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO11600
December 200279.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO11600
September 200079.0FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO24000
January 199979.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO24000
February 199779.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO9100
May 199579.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO9100
July 199379.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO9100
December 199268.0FairVery GoodGoodFairFO9100
December 199165.0PoorPoorSatisfactoryFairSD9100