Ford City Drive Overpass
View from south
Photo taken from front driveway of Chicago Fire Department station, which may have located here next to the bridge so that fire trucks could use the bridge to get to the vital Dodge Chicago Plant quickly.
Photo taken by Roger Deschner in September 2018
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)
BH Photo #439362
Concrete rigid frame bridge, part of trumpet interchange with Pulaski Road. Built 1944 to serve traffic to Dodge Chicago Plant, which built aircraft engines for World War II. Provided access to Daley College and Ford City Mall.
Deteriorating concrete is spalling onto Pulaski Road, but otherwise bridge was sound when it was demolished in 2020. (Could have been saved with gunite?)
- Concrete frame bridge over S. Pulaski Road (Crawford Avenue) on Ford City Drive (W. 77th St., Keller Dr.) in Chicago
- Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
- Demolition underway
- Built 1944
- Concrete rigid frame
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 89.8 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.75333, -87.72194 (decimal degrees)
41°45'12" N, 87°43'19" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/439979/4622641 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
- Inventory numbers
- IL 016-0750 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of January 2018)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 55 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- December 28, 2020: Updated by Roger Deschner: Photos added of demolition underway
- December 10, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- December 10, 2018: New photos from Roger Deschner
- February 18, 2018: New Street View added by Roger Deschner
- July 30, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge is doomed
- June 24, 2016: New Street View added by Frank Hicks