Jefferson Street Bridge, over the DesPlaines River

Jefferson Street Bridge

Jefferson Street Bridge

     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

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