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WESTERN AVE over N BR CHICAGO RIVER

Map

Coordinates:
+41.93633, -87.68800
41°56'11" N, 87°41'17" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:WESTERN AVE over N BR CHICAGO RIVER
Structure number:016607000000000
Old structure number:000016607027321 (from 1992 edition)
Location:3000 N & 2400 W
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:125.0 ft. [38.1 m]
Total length:315.3 ft. [96.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:64.0 ft. [19.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:100.1 ft. [30.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Skew angle:33°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1903
Year reconstructed:1973
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:3
Main spans material:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Latex Concrete or similar additive [3]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:30,300 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
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 and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:77.3

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017FairVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory3030077.3
June 2015FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory3030093.0
June 2013FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory3030093.0
June 2011FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory3390093.0
November 2008FairFairGoodGood3520093.0
November 2006FairSatisfactoryGoodGood3520094.0
October 2004FairSatisfactoryGoodGood3640094.0
October 2002FairSatisfactoryGoodGood3640094.0
November 2000FairSatisfactoryGoodGood3420094.0
July 1998FairSatisfactoryGoodGood2870094.0
May 1996FairSatisfactoryGoodGood2710094.0
May 1994GoodGoodGoodGood2710094.0
September 1992GoodGoodGoodGood2710094.0
October 1991GoodGoodGoodGood2710094.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,8921,2994451480
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.31,13831,138000
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.235235000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.2382281000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.473471200
Joints
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.244024400
Bearings
Elastomeric Bearingeach4040000
Fixed Bearingeach4040000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.623623000