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CANAL ST over S BR CHICAGO RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.85442, -87.63864
41°51'16" N, 87°38'19" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:CANAL ST over S BR CHICAGO RIVER
Structure number:016600600000000
Old structure number:000016600627338 (from 1992 edition)
Location:500 W & 2021 S
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:254.6 ft. [77.6 m]
Total length:350.1 ft. [106.7 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:67.9 ft. [20.7 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:22.0 ft. [6.7 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1948
Year reconstructed:2010
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [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 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:17,200 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:3% 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]
Water adequacy appraisal:Superior to present desirable criteria [9]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
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:59.2 tons [53.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:35.6 tons [32.4 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:65.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,162,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201465.0Not deficientSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory17200
December 201276.0Not deficientGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory14700
August 201076.0Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory14700
October 200822.0Structurally deficientGoodSeriousSatisfactory16100
October 200649.0Structurally deficientVery GoodPoorSatisfactory16100
September 200449.0Structurally deficientVery GoodPoorSatisfactory25009
September 200249.0Structurally deficientExcellentPoorSatisfactory25009
November 200046.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorSatisfactory25009
August 199846.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorSatisfactory25009
April 199646.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorSatisfactory25009
May 199464.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairFair25009
September 199264.0Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryFair25009
October 199076.0Functionally obsoleteGoodSatisfactorySatisfactory25009