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


+41.79409, -87.63131
41°47'39" N, 87°37'53" 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:15.4 ft. [4.7 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: November 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:26,700 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 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: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]
Operating rating:103.4 tons [94.0 metric tons]
Inventory rating:55.2 tons [50.2 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:64.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$3,711,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
November 201564.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO26700
November 201364.0FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO26700
November 201178.1FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO15100
December 200978.2FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO12650
December 200778.2FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-12650
January 200678.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-16550
August 200478.0FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-16550
October 200278.0GoodVery GoodGoodGood-16550
December 200078.3GoodVery GoodGoodGood-11500
November 199878.3GoodExcellentGoodGood-11500
July 199675.2PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySD11500
July 199574.8PoorPoorSatisfactorySatisfactorySD11500
June 199461.5PoorPoorSatisfactoryFairSD11500
November 199344.7PoorPoorFairPoorSD11500
July 199261.5PoorPoorSatisfactoryFairSD11500
March 199160.4PoorPoorSatisfactoryFairSD11500

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,7501,60514500
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
Movable Bearingeach55033220
Fixed Bearingeach1101100
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.547545200