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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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Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Calumet River on Torrence Avenue in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
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
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6050 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15171 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2011)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 34.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
7,300

Update Log 

  • 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

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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