Blog Posted 1/3/2018
The North Ashland Avenue Bridge (2201 North: 1600 West) crosses North to South over the North Branch Chicago 4.9 miles from the river mouth. The current bridge is the first and only bridge at this site. It opened on August 20, 1936.
It is a metal rivet-connected Pratt Pony Truss, movable: double leaf bascule (fixed trunnion) and approach spans, metal stringer (multibeam), fixed. There is one main span 4 approach spans. The main span measures 232 feet. The structure length is 386.5 feet. The roadway width is 60 feet. There are four lanes of traffic.
Design: Division of Bridges and Viaducts City of Chicago
Superstructure Contractor: Kettler Elliot Company
Substructure Contractor: FitzSimons and Connell Company Company
In 1993, the bridge was rehabbed.
In 1995, bridge was charged to fixed.
Construction Costs were $1.7 million.
Bridge Inspection 11/2010
Deck Condition. Rating. Satisfactory. 6 out 9
Superstructure. Condition. Rating. Satisfactory 6 out of 9
Substructure. Condition. Rating. Good 7 out of 9
Sufficiency Rating 94/100