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California Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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Overview
Bascule bridge over the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal on S. California Avenue in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926
Design
Bascule Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 224.0 ft.
Total length: 313.9 ft.
Deck width: 38.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83478, -87.69499   (decimal degrees)
41°50'05" N, 87°41'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/442293/4631665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6005 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15104 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2010)
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: 76.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
19,000

Categories 

Bascule (1,020)
Built 1926 (645)
Built during 1920s (8,705)
Chicago, Illinois (256)
Cook County, Illinois (368)
Functionally obsolete (7,925)
Have street view (21,750)
Illinois (3,830)
Movable (2,692)
Navigable waterway (1,997)
Open (36,265)
Owned by city (4,454)
Pony truss (15,004)
Skewed (4,663)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,796)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,565)
Truss (29,328)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

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