Francisco Avenue Bridge over the Cal Sag Canal

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Francisco Avenue Bridge

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Francisco Avenue Bridge looking at the Kedzie Avenue Bridge

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Blue Island Yard Bridge

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Blue Island Yard Bridge

The Francisco Avenue Bridge crosses the Cal Sag Canal in Blue, Island, Il.   It is located between the Kedzie Avenue and the Blue Island Yard Bridges.  It is a metal 8 panel bolt–connected polygonal Warren through truss, fixed and approach spans: metal stringer (multi-beam), fixed.   There  is one main span and 3 approach spans.    The main span measures 252 feet.  The structure measures 364 feet.  Roadway width is 28 feet.

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Francisco Avenue Bridge

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Francisco Avenue Bridge

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Francisco Avenue Bridge

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Francisco Avenue Bridge

The bridge was built in 1969.  The builder/contractor is unknown.   The engineer design was Alfred Benesch and Associates, Chicago, Il.

Inspection as of 10/2012

Deck                                           Condition                    Rating         Satisfactory 6 out of 9

Superstructure                       Condition                     Rating          Poor              4 out of 9

Substructure                           Condition                    Rating          Satisfactory  6 out of 9

Appraisal  Structurally Deficient

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