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Lehman Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in March 2012

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Overview
Slab bridge over Silver Creek on 5th Avenue
Location
Melrose Park, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929; being replaced in 2012
Builder
- Jaicks Brothers
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 32.2 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Also called
5th Ave Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89966, -87.83969   (decimal degrees)
41°53'59" N, 87°50'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/430349/4638976 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
River Forest
Inventory numbers
IL 016-0691 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 51768 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2012)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
8,200

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • March 20, 2012: Added by Steve Conro

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Lehman Bridge
Posted March 25, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The plaque in photo 6 mentions the president of the county commissioners as Anton J. Cermak. He later built the Democratic Party machine and was elected mayor of Chicago in 1931. He was later shot and killed in 1933 while talking with FDR in Miami. I hope they save the plaques for a museum.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-chicagodays-...