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WABASH AVE over MAIN BR CHICAGO RIV

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Coordinates:
+41.88809, -87.62699
41°53'17" N, 87°37'37" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:WABASH AVE over MAIN BR CHICAGO RIV
Structure number:016605200000000
Old structure number:000016605226647 (from 1992 edition)
Location:44 E & 326 N
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:269.0 ft. [82.0 m]
Total length:345.2 ft. [105.2 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:1930
Historic significance:Bridge is possibly eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [3]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Bascule [16]
Deck type:Closed Grating [4]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,600 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:6% of total traffic
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 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:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
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]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:62.0
Recommended work:Widening of existing bridge with deck rehabilitation or replacement. [34]
Estimated cost of work:$1,640,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
September 201562.0Structurally deficientVery GoodFairPoor4600
October 201362.0Structurally deficientVery GoodSatisfactoryPoor4600
October 201162.0Structurally deficientVery GoodSatisfactoryPoor5800
October 200978.0Not deficientVery GoodGoodFair5800
October 200778.0Not deficientVery GoodGoodFair5800
November 200578.0Not deficientVery GoodGoodFair5400
October 200378.0Not deficientExcellentGoodFair5400
November 200075.0Structurally deficientPoorFairFair5509
August 199875.0Structurally deficientPoorFairFair5509
May 199677.0Not deficientFairFairFair-
May 199477.0Not deficientFairFairFair-
August 199278.0Not deficientSatisfactoryFairFair-
September 199078.0Not deficientGoodFairSatisfactory-