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Indiana Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in September 2012

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Little Calumet River on Indiana Avenue in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1977
Design
Polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 264.0 ft.
Total length: 333.9 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65042, -87.61724   (decimal degrees)
41°39'01" N, 87°37'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/448602/4611147 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Calumet
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6081 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2011)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
5,400

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2015: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date
  • September 25, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • February 24, 2011: New Street View added by Frank Hicks

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Indiana Avenue Bridge
Posted August 7, 2011, by Paul Petraitis (paulpetraitis [at] comcast [dot] net)

this historic crossing was originally a chain ferry est by George Dolton about 1838, replaced by a toll bridge in 1842,wood replaced in the 1850's (bridge timbers went to build a wooden sidewalk in Roseland on Michigan Ave north of 111th) replaced prob around 1900 with a pivoting bridge to let the barges by replaced about 1960 with another bridge as part of the Army Corps of engineers widening of the Cal Sag channel where'd you get the 1915 and 1977 dates from?