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I-80 Des Plaines River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Steve Conro in January 2012

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BH Photo #222887

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Facts 

Overview
Pair of through truss bridges over Des Plaines on I-80 in Joliet
Location
Joliet, Will County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1965; rehabilitated 1998
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 362.7 ft.
Total length: 2,299.2 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51171, -88.09151   (decimal degrees)
41°30'42" N, 88°05'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/408915/4596139 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Joliet
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
42,650
Inventory numbers
IL 099-0057 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15742 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 1, 2018: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Doomed"
  • January 26, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • February 28, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • January 6, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro
  • December 10, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated design
  • March 19, 2011: New Street View added by Kim Harvey

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Comments 

I-80 Des Plaines River Bridge
Posted February 1, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

James,

While I agree with you I assume it may be doomed anyway, since the same could be said for all the truss bridges on the Illinois River... most of them were both beautiful and in good condition yet they are being demolished and replaced at a high rate.

I-80 Des Plaines River Bridge
Posted February 1, 2018, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com)

This Bridge Over the Des Plaines River is not Doomed Because I Believe this Cool Bridge is still in Good Condition, So How Can this Bridge Be Doomed?

I-80 Des Plaines River Bridge
Posted February 1, 2018, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Possibly doomed, as being a chokepoint on a badly overburdened stretch of I-80. The website below outlines preliminary plans to widen the road, which almost certainly will involve replacing this bridge. Also, it has suffered a bit from 50 years of pounding by an endless stream of big trucks.

http://i-80will.com/overview.html