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ASHLAND AVE over S BR CHICAGO RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.84478, -87.66584
41°50'41" 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 P5C
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:16.1 ft. [4.9 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:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015

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:Satisfactory [6 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 is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
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]
Operating rating:48.8 tons [44.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.6 tons [32.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:74.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,769,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201574.5FairGoodSatisfactoryFair-20000
October 201374.5FairGoodSatisfactoryFair-20000
October 201173.5FairGoodSatisfactoryFair-25500
October 200985.1FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-25500
October 200783.9FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory-33600
November 200584.9FairExcellentGoodSatisfactory-27000
October 200135.8PoorPoorSeriousSatisfactorySD30100
September 199938.4PoorFairSeriousSatisfactorySD30100
August 199738.4PoorFairSeriousSatisfactorySD30100
August 199573.3FairFairFairSatisfactory-20800
April 199473.0FairFairFairSatisfactory-20800
August 199370.9PoorPoorFairSatisfactorySD20800
November 199084.6FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-20800