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Van Buren Street Bridge

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Oblique View Of Bridge, Looking Northeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2010

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BH Photo #164761

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Overview
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Van Buren Street in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.2 ft.
Total length: 267.0 ft.
Deck width: 43.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.87694, -87.63694   (decimal degrees)
41°52'37" N, 87°38'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447148/4636309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6051 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15172 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 33.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
4,550

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 2, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 16, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 8, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 30, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 10, 2010: New photo from J.R. Manning

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