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Jackson Street Bridge (1932)

Photos 

Jackson Street Bascule Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2011

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BH Photo #208673

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on Jackson Street in Joliet
Location
Joliet, Will County, Illinois
Status
Closed for repairs and technology upgrades
Future prospects
Scheduled to reopen April 2022, unless other problems are found.
History
Built 1932 by the Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co.
Builder
- Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co. of Decatur, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 284.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bridge Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.53178, -88.08479   (decimal degrees)
41°31'54" N, 88°05'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/409504/4598360 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Joliet
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
8,000
Inventory numbers
IL 099-0239 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 15745 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 24, 2022: Updated by Roger Deschner: Closed for repairs and technology upgrades
  • January 13, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • September 26, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 26, 2012: New photo from Steve Conro

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Jackson Street Bridge
Posted February 24, 2022, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Details on the closure, and the work to be done while it is closed. Article includes photos of work underway.

https://www.shawlocal.com/the-herald-news/news/local/2022/02...

Jackson Street Bridge
Posted February 20, 2022, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Will be closed on February 21, 2022 for major repairs. Projected to reopen in April. https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/jackson-street-bridge-shut...

Jackson Street Bridge
Posted January 13, 2022, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is scheduled to be closed for rehabilitation in 2022, after the Jefferson Street Bridge is (finally) reopened.