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Oakwood Blvd Lake Shore Drive Overpass

Map 

Description 

When originally built, abutments were faced with fluted aluminum. (Looking for historic photos.) That was removed in the 1989 rehab and replaced with a stone material. The monumental pylons were added in 1989.

Bridge is also a major pedestrian route to 41st Street Beach.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Lake Shore Drive (US 41) on Oakwood Blvd
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1950, rehabilitated 1989
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 56.4 ft.
Total length: 116.1 ft.
Deck width: 65.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82525, -87.60035   (decimal degrees)
41°49'31" N, 87°36'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/450144/4630548 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jackson Park
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5,400
Inventory number
BH 76700 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (13,134)
Built 1950 (539)
Built during 1950s (3,444)
Chicago, Illinois (284)
Continuous (2,096)
Cook County, Illinois (404)
Functionally obsolete (7,748)
Have street view (24,028)
Illinois (3,993)
Open (37,428)
Owned by city (4,712)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,212)
Steel stringer (5,163)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,794)
US 41 (52)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2017: Added by Roger Deschner

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com