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


+41.79410, -87.63091
41°47'39" N, 87°37'51" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:55TH ST WB GARFLD over I- 90,94 RYAN & CTA
Structure number:016115300000000
Old structure number:000016115304155 (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:56.1 ft. [17.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:67.3 ft. [20.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:14.1 ft. [4.3 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:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:96.9 tons [88.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:51.7 tons [47.0 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:61.8
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$3,047,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
November 201561.8FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO26700
November 201361.8FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactoryFO26700
November 201176.0FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO15100
December 200976.2FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryFO12650
December 200776.2FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-12650
January 200675.9FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-16550
August 200475.9FairGoodGoodSatisfactory-16550
October 200275.9GoodVery GoodGoodGood-16550
December 200076.3GoodVery GoodGoodGood-11500
November 199876.3GoodExcellentGoodGood-11500
July 199662.0PoorPoorFairFairSD11500
July 199561.5PoorPoorFairFairSD11500
June 199444.7PoorPoorFairPoorSD11500
November 199344.7PoorPoorFairPoorSD11500
July 199260.4PoorPoorSatisfactoryFairSD11500
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.1,7301,31241170
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.18,39318,0231502200
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2727000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.224224000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.134133100
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.3583460120
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.69432060
Compression Jointlinear ft.6767000
Movable Bearingeach45271800
Fixed Bearingeach99000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.547545200