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WESTERN AVE over N BR CHICAGO RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.93585, -87.68795
41°56'09" 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:314.0 ft. [95.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:80.1 ft. [24.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:100.1 ft. [30.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Skew angle:32°
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:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2015

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:Fair [5 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: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 and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:48.8 tons [44.4 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.6 tons [32.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:93.0

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
June 201593.0FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-30300
June 201393.0FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-30300
June 201193.0FairFairSatisfactorySatisfactory-33900
November 200893.0FairFairGoodGood-35200
November 200694.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-35200
October 200494.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-36400
October 200294.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-36400
November 200094.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-34200
July 199894.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-28700
May 199694.0FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-27100
May 199494.0GoodGoodGoodGood-27100
September 199294.0GoodGoodGoodGood-27100
October 199194.0GoodGoodGoodGood-27100