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VAN BUREN ST over S BR CHICAGO RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.87680, -87.63722
41°52'36" N, 87°38'14" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:VAN BUREN ST over S BR CHICAGO RIVER
Structure number:016605100000000
Old structure number:000016605126836 (from 1992 edition)
Location:400 S & 361 W
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:210.3 ft. [64.1 m]
Total length:267.1 ft. [81.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:68.9 ft. [21.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1956
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: October 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,800 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:18% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:45.3
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,980,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2016PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair480045.3
October 2014PoorSatisfactoryPoorFair480045.3
November 2012PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory455033.3
November 2010PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory455033.7
September 2008PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory670030.7
September 2006PoorSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory670047.7
September 2004PoorSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory1170047.7
October 2002PoorSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory1170049.0
November 2000PoorSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory1170049.0
August 1998PoorPoorPoorSatisfactory1170046.0
September 1996PoorPoorPoorSatisfactory-61.0
May 1994FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-91.0
September 1992FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-91.0
November 1990FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-91.0