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WASHINGTON ST over S BR CHICAGO RIV

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Coordinates:
+41.88319, -87.63847
41°52'59" N, 87°38'18" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:WASHINGTON ST over S BR CHICAGO RIV
Structure number:016605300000000
Old structure number:000016605326841 (from 1992 edition)
Location:384 W WASHINGTON
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:197.2 ft. [60.1 m]
Total length:305.5 ft. [93.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:57.4 ft. [17.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1913
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
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: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,510 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:35% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 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: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:43.6
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,250,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017PoorFairPoorPoor451043.6
September 2015PoorFairPoorPoor451048.0
October 2013PoorFairPoorPoor451048.0
October 2011PoorFairPoorSatisfactory1440048.0
September 2009FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory1440075.0
October 2007FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory1370075.0
November 2005FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory380075.8
October 2003FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory380075.8
October 2001FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory265075.8
September 1999FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory265075.8
August 1997FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory265075.8
April 1996PoorPoorPoorFair495045.5
August 1995PoorPoorPoorFair495045.1
August 1993PoorSeriousPoorSatisfactory440048.2
April 1991PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor880034.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Closed Web/Box Girderlinear ft.65032613016232
Steel Stringerlinear ft.1,4241,136263250
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.4,4234,01940400
Superstructure
Steel Trusslinear ft.78968979201
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.8686401744311
Steel Gusset Plateeach1521291553
Substructure
Steel Columneach2314630
Reinforced Concrete Columneach2303146
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.32117614410
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.115803500
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.345169138371
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.43612630550
Deck
Open Grid Decksq. ft.1,4381,29414400
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.6,4466453,2231,5781,000
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.36018810
Compression Jointlinear ft.5045500
Open Jointlinear ft.108862200
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach28171100
Fixed Bearingeach1601240
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.397397000