55TH ST EB GARFLD over I- 90,94 RYAN & CTA


+41.79455, -87.63080
41°47'40" N, 87°37'51" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:55TH ST EB GARFLD over I- 90,94 RYAN & CTA
Structure number:016115200000000
Old structure number:000016115204156 (from 1992 edition)
Location:AT 55TH ST
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:71.9 ft. [21.9 m]
Total length:273.3 ft. [83.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:56.8 ft. [17.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:70.9 ft. [21.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
Year reconstructed:1999
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:5
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:27,400 [as of 2018]
Truck traffic:4% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:46.1
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$3,711,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2018PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair2740046.1
September 2017PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair2670046.3
November 2015FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory2670064.0
November 2013FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory2670064.0
November 2011FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory1510078.1
December 2009FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory1265078.2
December 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory1265078.2
January 2006FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory1655078.0
August 2004FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1655078.0
October 2002GoodVery GoodGoodGood1655078.0
December 2000GoodVery GoodGoodGood1150078.3
November 1998GoodExcellentGoodGood1150078.3
July 1996PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory1150075.2
July 1995PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory1150074.8
June 1994PoorPoorSatisfactoryFair1150061.5
November 1993PoorPoorFairPoor1150044.7
July 1992PoorPoorSatisfactoryFair1150061.5
March 1991PoorPoorSatisfactoryFair1150060.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,7504031,337100
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.19,15019,05010000
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2825300
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.2812522720
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.142137410
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.4233961890
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.6963600
Compression Jointlinear ft.7171000
Elastomeric Bearingeach2202200
Movable Bearingeach55033220
Fixed Bearingeach1101100
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.547545200