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Grand Avenue Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge, Looking North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118234

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Grand Avenue in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913; rehabilitated 1974
Design
Bascule Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 187.9 ft.
Total length: 269.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89167, -87.64056   (decimal degrees)
41°53'30" N, 87°38'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/446860/4637946 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chicago Loop
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6021 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2010)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 45.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
11,700

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 14, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • April 14, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 25, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • HAER IL-139 - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Grand Avenue, Spanning North Branch Chicago River at Grand Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com