Southwest Highway Bridge over Cal Sag Canal

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Southwest Highway Bridge over Cal  Sag Canal

     The Southwest Highway Bridge crosses the Cal Sag Canal between the LaGrange Road Bridge and the Harlem  Avenue Bridge.   It was built in 1931.  It was rehabbed in 1971 and 2003.The builder/contractor is unknown.  

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Southwest Highway Bridge over Cal Sag Canal

     It is a metal 9 panel rivet-connected Parker through truss, fixed and approach spans: metal continuous stringer (multi-beam) fixed.  There is one main span and four approach spans. The main span length is 216 feet.  The structure measures 346.5 feet.  Roadway width is 43.6 feet.

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Southwest Highway Bridge over Cal Sag Canal

Bridge Inspection as of 8/2011

Deck                              Condition         Rating.       Satisfactory  6 out of 9

Superstructure.         Condition.        Rating.       Satisfactory 6 out of 9

Substructure.             Condition.        Rating.        Satisfactory 6 out of 9

Appraisal:     Functionally  Obsolete

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Southwest Highway Bridge over Cal  Sag Canal

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Southwest Highway over Cal Sag Canal

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Metra RR Bridge from the Southwest Highway

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Same as above

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Same as above

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Two bridges seen from the Southwest Highway Bridge

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Harlem Avenue Bridge as seen from Southwest Highway.

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