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


+41.79455, -87.63072
41°47'40" 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: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 2017

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]
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

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory2670061.8
November 2015FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory2670061.8
November 2013FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory2670061.8
November 2011FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory1510076.0
December 2009FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory1265076.2
December 2007FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory1265076.2
January 2006FairGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory1655075.9
August 2004FairGoodGoodSatisfactory1655075.9
October 2002GoodVery GoodGoodGood1655075.9
December 2000GoodVery GoodGoodGood1150076.3
November 1998GoodExcellentGoodGood1150076.3
July 1996PoorPoorFairFair1150062.0
July 1995PoorPoorFairFair1150061.5
June 1994PoorPoorFairPoor1150044.7
November 1993PoorPoorFairPoor1150044.7
July 1992PoorPoorSatisfactoryFair1150060.4
March 1991PoorPoorSatisfactoryFair1150060.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,7401,32241170
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 Bearingeach50321800
Fixed Bearingeach1010000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.547545200