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Clark Street Bridge

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Photo taken by James McCray in August 2007

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Overview
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on N. Clark Street in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1985
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Ketler-Elliot Erection Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 245.3 ft.
Total length: 346.0 ft.
Deck width: 38.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88778, -87.63083   (decimal degrees)
41°53'16" N, 87°37'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/447664/4637508 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6010 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 64.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
12,700

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 25, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • January 3, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 30, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 15, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • February 4, 2008: New photos from James McCray

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Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER IL-64 - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Clarke Street, Spanning Chicago River at Clarke Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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Clark Street Bridge
Posted September 8, 2007, by Tom Staley (thomass [at] nc [dot] rr [dot] com)

Photo taken Sept. 7, 2007