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USH 18 EB-WELLS ST over MILWAUKEE RIVER

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Coordinates:
+43.04041, -87.91178
43°02'25" N, 87°54'42" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
Information not verified. Use at your own risk.

Facts 

Name:USH 18 EB-WELLS ST over MILWAUKEE RIVER
Structure number:B40054400000000
Location:1.6M E JCT STH 57 TO N
Purpose:Carries highway and pedestrian walkway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:69.9 ft. [21.3 m]
Total length:190.0 ft. [57.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:49.9 ft. [15.2 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:74.2 ft. [22.6 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:23.0 ft. [7.0 m]
Skew angle:20°
Owner:City or Municipal Highway Agency [04]
Year built:1985
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Lift [15]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]
Wearing surface:Other [9]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2015 

Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:7,779 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:3% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:55.7 tons [50.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:32.1 tons [29.2 metric tons]
Evaluation:Structurally deficient [1]
Sufficiency rating:65.6
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,492,000

Previous Inspections 

DateSuff. ratingEvaluationDeckSuper.Sub.ADT
May 201565.6Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory7779
May 201465.6Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory7553
May 201265.5Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory7553
July 201048.5Structurally deficientSatisfactoryPoorSatisfactory13590
May 200959.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory13590
March 200859.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory13590
April 200659.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory13590
September 200459.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory13590
October 200270.7Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory13590
August 200076.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory9600
August 199874.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory9600
November 199674.1Functionally obsoleteSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory9600
August 199476.3Not deficientSatisfactoryVery GoodSatisfactory9600
September 199275.3Not deficientSatisfactoryVery GoodSatisfactory13000
October 199075.3Not deficientSatisfactoryVery GoodSatisfactory13000