+41.66960, -87.55925
41°40'11" N, 87°33'33" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Structure number:016605000000000
Old structure number:000016605026646 (from 1992 edition)
Location:12440 S TORRENCE AVE
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:275.9 ft. [84.1 m]
Total length:497.1 ft. [151.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:65.9 ft. [20.1 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:24.0 ft. [7.3 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]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Lift [15]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:10,900 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:23% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 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 desirable criteria [8]
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:40.6 tons [36.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:29.6 tons [26.9 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:52.3
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,952,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201552.3Functionally obsoleteVery GoodFairSatisfactory10900
October 201364.8Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodSatisfactory10900
November 201135.2Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSatisfactory7300
November 200935.2Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSatisfactory7300
November 200731.2Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSatisfactory10300
December 200547.0Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory10300
October 200350.4Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory12100
October 200146.8Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory16600
September 199946.8Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory16600
July 199746.8Structurally deficientSeriousFairSatisfactory16600
July 199551.0Structurally deficientPoorSatisfactoryFair14900
June 199353.4Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactoryFair14900
November 199154.6Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryFair14900