127th Street Bridge

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127th Street Bridge over the Cal Sag Canal

The 127th Street Bridge crosses the Cal Sag Canal in Alsip, Illinois.  It is located between the Cicero Avenue and the Ridgeland Avenue Bridges.  It is a metal 12 panel bolt connected Warren through truss, fixed; and approach spans : metal stringer (multi-beam), fixed.   It was built in 1968.  The engineer/designer was Alfred Benesch and Associates from Chicago, Illinois.  It was rehabbed in 1991.

There is one main span and 4 approach spans.  The main span measures 396 feet.  Total structure length is 610.3 feet.  Roadway width measures 53.2 feet.  A distinctive feature of this bridge is its heavy skew.  This makes this bridge different from the adjacent structures.

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127th Street Bridge

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127th Street Bridge

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View from the 127th Street bridge  Cicero Avenue Bridge in the distance

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same as above

     Inspection as of 8/2011

Deck                                   Condition                Rating    Good   7 out of 9

Superstructure                Condition               Rating      Fair    5 out of 9

Substructure                    Condition.             Rating       Fair   5 out of 9

Sufficiency Rating  70 out of 100.

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