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Torrence Avenue Bridge

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Looking west the Torrance Ave bridge is the one in the raised position. The Chicago & Western Indiana rail bridge is in the foreground

Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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BH Photo #240015

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Calumet River on Torrence Avenue in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 2012
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 275.8 ft.
Total length: 496.9 ft.
Deck width: 43.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66909, -87.55930   (decimal degrees)
41°40'09" N, 87°33'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/453441/4613187 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Calumet
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10,900
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6050 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15171 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2018: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 25, 2012: Updated by Steve Conro: Adjusted GPS, added Photo's

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Torrence Avenue Bridge
Posted September 25, 2012, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

They are currently using the C&WI rail bridge as a bypass while they are doing some maintenance on this bridge