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.
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