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Roosevelt Road Bridge

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North Elevation

As seen from the deck of the Harrison Street Bridge.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2010

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Overview
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Roosevelt Road in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1994
Builder
- Ketler-Elliot Erection Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 204.0 ft.
Total length: 257.4 ft.
Deck width: 71.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.86722, -87.63500   (decimal degrees)
41°52'02" N, 87°38'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447301/4635229 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6047 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15162 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2011)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 59.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
27,200

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 9, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning

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Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • ForgottenChicago.com - Original plans for a Strauss direct-lift bridge at this location
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com