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TORRENCE AVE over CALUMET RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.66960, -87.55925
41°40'11" N, 87°33'33" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:TORRENCE AVE over CALUMET RIVER
Structure number:016605000000000
Old structure number:000016605026646 (from 1992 edition)
Location:12440 S TORRENCE AVE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:275.9 ft. [84.1 m]
Total length:497.1 ft. [151.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:24.0 ft. [7.3 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]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Lift [15]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:10,900 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:23% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 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]
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]
Operating rating:40.6 tons [36.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:29.6 tons [26.9 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:52.3
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,952,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201552.3FairVery GoodFairSatisfactoryFO10900
October 201364.8FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryFO10900
November 201135.2PoorSeriousPoorSatisfactorySD7300
November 200935.2PoorSeriousPoorSatisfactorySD7300
November 200731.2PoorSeriousPoorSatisfactorySD10300
December 200547.0PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD10300
October 200350.4PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD12100
October 200146.8PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD16600
September 199946.8PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD16600
July 199746.8PoorSeriousFairSatisfactorySD16600
July 199551.0PoorPoorSatisfactoryFairSD14900
June 199353.4FairFairSatisfactoryFairFO14900
November 199154.6FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFairFO14900