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ASHLAND AVE over S BR CHICAGO RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.84523, -87.66588
41°50'43" N, 87°39'57" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:ASHLAND AVE over S BR CHICAGO RIVER
Structure number:016600300000000
Old structure number:000016600326842 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2601 S ASHLAND
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:224.7 ft. [68.5 m]
Total length:315.0 ft. [96.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:57.1 ft. [17.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1938
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:20,000 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Pier/abutment protection:In place but in a deteriorated condition [3]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:71.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,769,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2017FairGoodFairFair2000071.5
October 2015FairGoodSatisfactoryFair2000074.5
October 2013FairGoodSatisfactoryFair2000074.5
October 2011FairGoodSatisfactoryFair2550073.5
October 2009FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory2550085.1
October 2007FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory3360083.9
November 2005FairExcellentGoodSatisfactory2700084.9
October 2001PoorPoorSeriousSatisfactory3010035.8
September 1999PoorFairSeriousSatisfactory3010038.4
August 1997PoorFairSeriousSatisfactory3010038.4
August 1995FairFairFairSatisfactory2080073.3
April 1994FairFairFairSatisfactory2080073.0
August 1993PoorPoorFairSatisfactory2080070.9
November 1990FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory2080084.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.582341499498
Steel Stringerlinear ft.2,1681,9895910020
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.9,5837,9431,64000
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.898695856553
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,5281,42179271
Steel Gusset Plateeach252504911637
Substructure
Steel Columneach3631212
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.4924711740
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.180174600
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.540430521345
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.6726085860
Deck
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.11,8099,39202,4170
Joints
Compression Jointlinear ft.20479406124
Open Jointlinear ft.4874325500
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach4440400
Fixed Bearingeach1801530
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.71184604185