IL 72 WB (HIGGINS over I- 90 EB TO IL 43


+41.98289, -87.81675
41°58'58" N, 87°49'00" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:IL 72 WB (HIGGINS over I- 90 EB TO IL 43
Structure number:016251900000000
Old structure number:000016251916675 (from 1992 edition)
Location:AT JFK XWAY
Purpose:Carries highway overpass over highway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:127.0 ft. [38.7 m]
Total length:511.8 ft. [156.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:26.9 ft. [8.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1983
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:6
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: October 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:10,400 [as of 2013]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:83.7 tons [76.1 metric tons]
Inventory rating:50.3 tons [45.7 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:75.7
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$3,309,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201475.7Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactoryGood10400
November 201257.0Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory25600
November 201078.5Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodSatisfactory8700
March 200978.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory8700
December 200677.7Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory21700
June 200577.7Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory21700
May 200477.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory19900
March 200378.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory8100
October 200178.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory8100
February 200077.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory23400
200077.5Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory23400
September 199877.5Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood23400
February 199778.0Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood16200
May 199575.4Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood16200
July 199375.4Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood16200
January 199375.5Functionally obsoleteGoodGoodGood15009
December 199177.5Not deficientGoodGoodVery Good15009