The Jefferson Street Bridge is east bound US 30 over the DesPlaines River in Joliet. It was built in 1933 and rehabbed in 1987.
It consists of 1 main span and 2 approach spans. The main span length is 166 feet. The Structure length is 331 feet. Bridge width is 40 feet. It is a metal-rivet connected Pratt Through Truss, movable: double leaf bascule (rolling lift). Original cost of construction was $160,000.
The builder/contractor was the Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company. The engineer/design was the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago,Il.
Bridge Inspection as of 5/2012
Deck. Condition. Rating. Satisfactory. 6 out of 9
Superstructure Condition. Rating. Fair. 5 out of 9
Superstructure. Condition. Rating. Fair. 5 out of 9
Appraisal fumctionally obsolete