Length of largest span: 192.8 ft.
Total length: 270.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88056, -87.63778(decimal degrees) 41°52'50" N, 87°38'16" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
IL 016-6036 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15153 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2010)
Deck condition rating: Very Good(8 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Good(7 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Good(7 out of 9) Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 75.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
September 30, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
May 10, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning
HAER IL-53 - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Monroe Street, Spanning South Branch of Chicago River at Monroe Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL
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