CHICAGO AVE over I 35W; I 94


+44.96569, -93.26257
44°57'56" N, 93°15'45" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:CHICAGO AVE over I 35W; I 94
Structure number:27853
Location:0.4 MI WEST OF JCT TH 55
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:90.9 ft. [27.7 m]
Total length:341.6 ft. [104.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:54.1 ft. [16.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:72.2 ft. [22.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1967
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:5
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Low slump Concrete [4]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,000 [as of 2014]
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Sufficiency rating:63.7
Estimated cost of work:$999,999,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2018FairVery GoodSatisfactoryFair700063.7
August 2016FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood640074.0
August 2014FairVery GoodSatisfactoryGood640074.0
August 2012GoodVery GoodGoodGood640075.5
July 2010FairFairFairSatisfactory640065.0
September 2008FairFairFairSatisfactory640065.0
November 2007FairFairFairSatisfactory640067.1
October 2006FairFairFairSatisfactory640067.1
December 2005FairFairFairSatisfactory680067.0
September 2004FairFairFairSatisfactory680067.0
November 2003FairFairFairSatisfactory940066.6
July 2002FairFairFairSatisfactory940066.6
June 2001PoorPoorFairSatisfactory940064.6
January 2001PoorPoorFairSatisfactory940064.6
October 1999PoorPoorFairSatisfactory1180000.0
July 1998PoorPoorFairSatisfactory940064.6
December 1997PoorSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory910051.1
December 1996PoorPoorPoorSatisfactory910050.0
May 1995PoorVery GoodPoorSatisfactory730051.8
November 1993PoorVery GoodPoorSatisfactory690051.9
October 1992PoorPoorPoorSatisfactory686048.8
August 1991PoorFairPoorSatisfactory635051.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,4532,3905706
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.24,69824,6673100
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.18,44918,4321700
Reinforced Concrete Columneach1616000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.1531113480
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.27819550330
Strip Seal Jointlinear ft.175175000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.175173020
Elastomeric Bearingeach5656000
Fixed Bearingeach149320
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.68658010600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,74402,6380106
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.68649818800