130th Street Traffic Bridge

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130th Street Traffic Bridge

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130th Street Traffic Bridge 

    This is a traffic bridge on the little Calumet River.  It is located approximately 7.9 miles from the entrance to the Calumet Harbor.  It is located between the Norfolk Southern RR Bridge and the 130th Street Railroad Bridge.

     It is a subdivided polygonal through Truss.  It is a unique bridge of this type in the Chicago area.   It is a fixed bridge.  Its main span is 230 feet.  The structure length is 369 feet. The roadway width is 44 feet.  There is one main spam and two approach spans. It was built in 1949.  Stephen J. Michude  was the Chicago Bridge and Viaduct Engineer

     The bridge is currently open.

     Inspection as of 10/2011.

     Superstructure was 6 out of 9. Superstructure

    Substructure was 4 out of 9. Poor

     Overall appraisal deficient

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