CHICAGO AVE over I 35W; I 94


+44.96567, -93.26251
44°57'56" N, 93°15'45" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:CHICAGO AVE over I 35W; I 94
Structure number:27853
Location:0.4 MI WEST OF JCT TH 55
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over highway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:90.9 ft. [27.7 m]
Total length:341.6 ft. [104.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:54.1 ft. [16.5 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:72.2 ft. [22.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:14.8 ft. [4.5 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1967
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Prestressed concrete [5]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Low slump Concrete [4]

Latest Available Inspection: August 2014 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:6,400 [as of 2005]
Deck condition:Very Good [8 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Underclearances appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Scour condition:Bridge not over waterway. [N]
Operating rating:58.6 tons [53.3 metric tons]
Inventory rating:30.6 tons [27.8 metric tons]
Evaluation:Functionally obsolete [2]
Sufficiency rating:74.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,260,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
August 201474.0Functionally obsoleteVery GoodSatisfactoryGood6400
August 201275.5Functionally obsoleteVery GoodGoodGood6400
July 201065.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6400
September 200865.0Functionally obsoleteFairFairSatisfactory6400
November 200767.1Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory6400
October 200667.1Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory6400
December 200567.0Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory6800
September 200467.0Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory6800
November 200366.6Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory9400
July 200266.6Not deficientFairFairSatisfactory9400
June 200164.6Structurally deficientPoorFairSatisfactory9400
January 200164.6Structurally deficientPoorFairSatisfactory9400
October 19990.0Not applicablePoorFairSatisfactory118000
July 199864.6Structurally deficientPoorFairSatisfactory9400
December 199751.1Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory9100
December 199650.0Structurally deficientPoorPoorSatisfactory9100
May 199551.8Structurally deficientVery GoodPoorSatisfactory7300
November 199351.9Structurally deficientVery GoodPoorSatisfactory6900
October 199248.8Structurally deficientPoorPoorSatisfactory6860
August 199151.0Structurally deficientFairPoorSatisfactory6350