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VAN BUREN ST over S BR CHICAGO RIVER

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Coordinates:
+41.87679, -87.63716
41°52'36" N, 87°38'14" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:VAN BUREN ST over S BR CHICAGO RIVER
Structure number:016605100000000
Old structure number:000016605126836 (from 1992 edition)
Location:400 S & 361 W
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:210.3 ft. [64.1 m]
Total length:267.1 ft. [81.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.0 ft. [13.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:68.9 ft. [21.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:22.0 ft. [6.7 m]
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1956
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:4,800 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:18% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:46.0 tons [41.8 metric tons]
Inventory rating:27.4 tons [24.9 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:45.3
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,980,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
October 201445.3Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorFair4800
November 201233.3Structurally deficientSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory4550
November 201033.7Structurally deficientSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory4550
September 200830.7Structurally deficientSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactory6700
September 200647.7Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory6700
September 200447.7Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory11700
October 200249.0Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory11700
November 200049.0Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory11700
August 199846.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorSatisfactory11700
September 199661.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorSatisfactory-
May 199491.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-
September 199291.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory-
November 199091.0Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-