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Metra - Oakwood Boulevard Bridge

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Description 

Bridge is in poor condition. Held up by temporary shoring, and many sections of balustrade railing have been covered by plywood.

Heavily used by pedestrians to access 41st Street Beach

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Metra Electric Line and CN Railway on Oakwood Blvd
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic, would be posted or closed except for temporary shoring
History
Built 1921
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Chicago, South Shore, & South Bend Railroad (CSS)
- Metra (METX)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 260.5 ft.
Deck width: 49.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82478, -87.60184   (decimal degrees)
41°49'29" N, 87°36'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/450020/4630497 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74806 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10,800

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2017: Updated by Roger Deschner: List all 3 railroads, add description.
  • December 16, 2016: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com