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95th Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Calumet River on 95th Street (US 12/US 20) in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1958
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 238.7 ft.
Total length: 342.7 ft.
Deck width: 62.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72306, -87.54333   (decimal degrees)
41°43'23" N, 87°32'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/454807/4619170 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Calumet
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6038 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15095 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
11,800

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 22, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 1, 2013: New photo from Jim Peterson
  • September 23, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 10, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby

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95th Street Bridge
Posted January 1, 2013, by Jim Peterson

As already mentioned, this is the bridge that is jumped near the beginning of "The Blues Brothers". Detailed shots of the gearing and other workings of the bridge are shown as well as a very clear shot of the bridge plate.

95th Street Bridge
Posted May 10, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is the bridge seen at the beginning of the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers"