55TH ST WB GARFLD over I- 90,94 RYAN & CTA


+41.79410, -87.63091
41°47'39" N, 87°37'51" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:55TH ST WB GARFLD over I- 90,94 RYAN & CTA
Structure number:016115300000000
Old structure number:000016115304155 (from 1992 edition)
Location:AT 55TH ST
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway and railroad
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:71.9 ft. [21.9 m]
Total length:273.3 ft. [83.3 m]
Roadway width between curbs:56.1 ft. [17.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:67.3 ft. [20.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:14.1 ft. [4.3 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1962
Year reconstructed:1999
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:Steel continuous [4]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:26,700 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:8% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:96.9 tons [88.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:51.7 tons [47.0 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:61.8
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$3,047,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
November 201561.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory26700
November 201361.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory26700
November 201176.0Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory15100
December 200976.2Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory12650
December 200776.2Not deficientGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory12650
January 200675.9Not deficientGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory16550
August 200475.9Not deficientGoodGoodSatisfactory16550
October 200275.9Not deficientVery GoodGoodGood16550
December 200076.3Not deficientVery GoodGoodGood11500
November 199876.3Not deficientExcellentGoodGood11500
July 199662.0Structurally deficientPoorFairFair11500
July 199561.5Structurally deficientPoorFairFair11500
June 199444.7Structurally deficientPoorFairPoor11500
November 199344.7Structurally deficientPoorFairPoor11500
July 199260.4Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryFair11500
March 199160.4Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryFair11500