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CHICAGO AVE over N BR CHICAGO RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.89646, -87.64443
41°53'47" N, 87°38'40" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:CHICAGO AVE over N BR CHICAGO RIVER
Structure number:016600800000000
Old structure number:000016600826624 (from 1992 edition)
Location:622 W CHGO AVE P5C
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:188.7 ft. [57.5 m]
Total length:295.9 ft. [90.2 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1914
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:18,500 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:16% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
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:29.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,421,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017PoorPoorSeriousPoor1850029.0
September 2015PoorPoorSeriousPoor185004.0
September 2013PoorPoorSeriousPoor185004.0
September 2011PoorPoorSeriousPoor226004.0
September 2009PoorPoorPoorPoor2260011.0
September 2007PoorPoorPoorPoor2230011.0
November 2005PoorPoorPoorPoor2480011.0
October 2003PoorPoorPoorPoor2480042.8
November 2001PoorFairPoorPoor1340948.8
September 1999PoorFairPoorPoor1340048.8
August 1997PoorFairPoorPoor1340048.8
August 1995PoorFairPoorPoor1340048.5
August 1993PoorFairPoorPoor1760047.1
April 1991PoorGoodPoorFair1760048.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.6430146290
Steel Stringerlinear ft.1,134183457647
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.4,3054,305000
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.75623028722514
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.8763001074627
Steel Gusset Plateeach2000881048
Substructure
Steel Columneach2462115
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.2822453700
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.120813270
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.36009025218
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.4020377250
Deck
Open Grid Decksq. ft.4,2964,242102222
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.2,0551,64141400
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.1130395618
Open Jointlinear ft.180091710
Bearings
Movable Bearingeach28014140
Fixed Bearingeach2900290
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.351035100