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TORRENCE AVE over CALUMET RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.66960, -87.55928
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:23.0 ft. [7.0 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]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Lift [15]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
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:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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 and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:37.3
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

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2017PoorVery GoodPoorSatisfactory1090037.3
October 2015FairVery GoodFairSatisfactory1090052.3
October 2013FairVery GoodGoodSatisfactory1090064.8
November 2011PoorSeriousPoorSatisfactory730035.2
November 2009PoorSeriousPoorSatisfactory730035.2
November 2007PoorSeriousPoorSatisfactory1030031.2
December 2005PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory1030047.0
October 2003PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory1210050.4
October 2001PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory1660046.8
September 1999PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory1660046.8
July 1997PoorSeriousFairSatisfactory1660046.8
July 1995PoorPoorSatisfactoryFair1490051.0
June 1993FairFairSatisfactoryFair1490053.4
November 1991FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair1490054.6

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,32699433200
Steel Stringerlinear ft.1,6561,32832620
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.16,74116,57416700
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.1,1041,101300
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.1,346505490248103
Steel Gusset Plateeach136136000
Substructure
Steel Columneach3333000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.2402162400
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1321181310
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.462462000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.3723204930
Deck
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.18,19017,28091000
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.96034620
Open Jointlinear ft.1181061200
Bearings
Movable Bearingeach70304
Fixed Bearingeach10100
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.9599491000
Other Material Bridge Raillinear ft.5252000