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Western Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Long View Looking East From Scissors Bridge

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118305

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over the Sanitary & Ship Canal on Western Avenue in Chicago
Location
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940; rehabilitated 1942
Builders
- M.J. McDermott & Co.
- Strobel Steel Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 108.9 ft.
Total length: 294.8 ft.
Deck width: 107.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83861, -87.68472   (decimal degrees)
41°50'19" N, 87°41'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/443149/4632084 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Englewood
Inventory numbers
IL 016-6056 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15178 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
29,000

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 29, 2012: New photos from Steve Conro

Sources 

  • HAER IL-40 - Western Avenue, Sanitary & Ship Canal Bridge, Spanning Sanitary & Ship Canal, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler