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WASHINGTON ST over S BR CHICAGO RIV

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Coordinates:
+41.88317, -87.63854
41°52'59" N, 87°38'19" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:WASHINGTON ST over S BR CHICAGO RIV
Structure number:016605300000000
Old structure number:000016605326841 (from 1992 edition)
Location:384 W WASHINGTON
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Urban) [16]
Length of largest span:197.2 ft. [60.1 m]
Total length:305.5 ft. [93.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:36.1 ft. [11.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:57.4 ft. [17.5 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:21.0 ft. [6.4 m]
Skew angle:
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1913
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
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: September 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:4,510 [as of 2014]
Truck traffic:35% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 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: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: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:48.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,250,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
September 201548.0Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor4510
October 201348.0Structurally deficientFairPoorPoor4510
October 201148.0Structurally deficientFairPoorSatisfactory14400
September 200975.0Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory14400
October 200775.0Functionally obsoleteFairSatisfactorySatisfactory13700
November 200575.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory3800
October 200375.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory3800
October 200175.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2650
September 199975.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2650
August 199775.8Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2650
April 199645.5Structurally deficientPoorPoorFair4950
August 199545.1Structurally deficientPoorPoorFair4950
August 199348.2Structurally deficientSeriousPoorSatisfactory4400
April 199134.4Structurally deficientSatisfactorySeriousPoor8800