Rating:
2 votes

Western Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #240189

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cal Sag Channel on Western Avenue in Blue Island
Location
Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1966; rehabilitated 1999
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 245.6 ft.
Total length: 1,122.7 ft.
Deck width: 53.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65135, -87.67994   (decimal degrees)
41°39'05" N, 87°40'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/443382/4611290 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Island
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
6,950
Inventory numbers
IL 016-0777 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15177 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2015: New photo from Roger Deschner
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 26, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • November 29, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Corrected town: Blue Island, not Chicago

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