Rating:
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Ashland Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #240099

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Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Ashland Avenue in Calumet Park
Location
Calumet Park, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1998
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 249.9 ft.
Total length: 386.0 ft.
Deck width: 43.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65556, -87.66056   (decimal degrees)
41°39'20" N, 87°39'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/445000/4611744 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Island
Inventory numbers
IL 016-0294 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 57.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
15,600

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2015: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • September 25, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Refined design description

Sources 

Comments 

Ashland Avenue Bridge
Posted September 19, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not as low as the Tioga Bridge...

http://bridgehunter.com/in/carroll/tioga-road/

Ashland Avenue Bridge
Posted September 18, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The National Bridge Inventory lists a Navigational Clearance of 26 feet. If you are curious about other bridges on this waterway, I make the Inventory sheets available for download on my webpages for bridges in the Chicagoland area:

http://www.historicbridges.org/b_c_il_cook.htm

Ashland Avenue Bridge
Posted September 18, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger

Drive slowly and be ready to duck.

Ashland Avenue Bridge
Posted September 18, 2013, by Nancy Klein (nancyhklein [at] gmail [dot] com)

How would I find out the clearance under the bridge for a boat?