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Hayes Drive Bridge

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Hayes Drive Bridge, north elevation

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in January 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #417135

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Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel Melan concrete arch bridge over Jackson Park Lagoon on Hayes Drive in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic, zoned for load
Future prospects
Proposed Obama Presidential Center would shift very heavy traffic from Cornell Drive onto Hayes Drive over this bridge. It is already load zoned, so the new traffic load could hasten this otherwise-adequate bridge's demise.
History
Built 1902
Design
Closed-spandrel Melan concrete arch, with pink granite facing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.8 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 49.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Middle Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.78028, -87.57806   (decimal degrees)
41°46'49" N, 87°34'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/451962/4625542 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jackson Park
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5,900
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6196 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15132 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,312)
Built 1902 (437)
Built during 1900s (6,462)
Chicago, Illinois (281)
Cook County, Illinois (397)
Deck arch (10,562)
Functionally obsolete (7,794)
Have street view (23,722)
Illinois (3,966)
Melan arch (26)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Open (37,162)
Owned by city (4,672)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,166)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,879)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 28, 2018: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added photos, this is a rare Melan arch

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