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ASHLAND AVE over S BR CHICAGO RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.84478, -87.66584
41°50'41" N, 87°39'57" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:ASHLAND AVE over S BR CHICAGO RIVER
Structure number:016600300000000
Old structure number:000016600326842 (from 1992 edition)
Location:2601 S ASHLAND P5C
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:224.7 ft. [68.5 m]
Total length:315.0 ft. [96.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:57.1 ft. [17.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:89.9 ft. [27.4 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:16.1 ft. [4.9 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1938
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:20,000 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:10% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 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: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:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Pier/abutment protection:In place but in a deteriorated condition [3]
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:74.5
Recommended work:Bridge rehabilitation because of general structure deterioration or inadequate strength. [35]
Estimated cost of work:$1,769,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201574.5Not deficientGoodSatisfactoryFair20000
October 201374.5Not deficientGoodSatisfactoryFair20000
October 201173.5Not deficientGoodSatisfactoryFair25500
October 200985.1Not deficientVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory25500
October 200783.9Not deficientVery GoodSatisfactorySatisfactory33600
November 200584.9Not deficientExcellentGoodSatisfactory27000
October 200135.8Structurally deficientPoorSeriousSatisfactory30100
September 199938.4Structurally deficientFairSeriousSatisfactory30100
August 199738.4Structurally deficientFairSeriousSatisfactory30100
August 199573.3Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory20800
April 199473.0Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory20800
August 199370.9Structurally deficientPoorFairSatisfactory20800
November 199084.6Not deficientFairSatisfactorySatisfactory20800