IL 43 (HARLEM AVE over I- 90 JFK & CTA


+41.98239, -87.80685
41°58'57" N, 87°48'25" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:IL 43 (HARLEM AVE over I- 90 JFK & CTA
Structure number:016030900000000
Old structure number:000016030904054 (from 1992 edition)
Location:0.7 M N FOSTER AVE
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:82.4 ft. [25.1 m]
Total length:234.9 ft. [71.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:69.2 ft. [21.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:88.9 ft. [27.1 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:15.4 ft. [4.7 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1958
Year reconstructed:2000
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:4
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete continuous [6]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:22,600 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
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]
Operating rating:87.0 tons [79.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:48.5 tons [44.1 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:95.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$2,205,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201495.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodGood22600
January 201395.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodGood28200
January 201195.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodGood32100
March 200995.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodVery GoodVery Good32100
June 200795.0Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good32900
June 200595.0Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good30500
October 200395.0Not deficientVery GoodVery GoodVery Good33600
May 200195.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodExcellentVery Good22700
December 199879.0Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryFair30500
February 199779.0Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryFair31000
March 199588.0Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory31000
July 199390.0Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory28100
December 199290.0Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory29000
December 199192.0Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactorySatisfactory29000