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Columbus Drive Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge, Looking Northeast; The Bridge In The Distance Is The Outer Road Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118215

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Columbus Drive in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1982
Builders
- Envirodyne Engineers Inc. of Delaware (Design)
- Henry Ecale (Chief Bridge Engineer)
- R. J. Bronson (Chief Construction Engineer)
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 269.0 ft.
Total length: 389.0 ft.
Deck width: 89.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88853, -87.62041   (decimal degrees)
41°53'19" N, 87°37'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/448529/4637586 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop OE E
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
20,600
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6101 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15114 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 25, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Builders
  • January 3, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 22, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 30, 2012: New photo from Steve Conro
  • May 17, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER IL-136 - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Columbus Avenue, Spanning Chicago River at Columbus Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • 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
  • Dana and Kay Klein