Kedzie Avenue Bridge over the Cal Sag Canal

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Kedzie Avenue Bridge

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Alsip Tank Farm

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Alsip Tank Farm

The Kedzie Avenue Bridge crosses the Cal Sag Canal in  Robbins, Il.    It is situated between the Crawford Avenue and the Francisco Avenue Bridges.  It was built in 1964.  The builder/contractor is unknown.    Engineer/Design was Alfred Benesch and Associates.  Chicago, Illinois.

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View from the Kedzie Avenue Bridge.   Francisco Avenue and Blue Island Yard Bridges

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Kedzie Avenue Bridge

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Kedzie Avenue Bridge

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Kedzie Avenue Bridge

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Kedzie Avenue Bridge

The bridge type is 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.   Main span measures 254 feet.   Structure length is 348 feet.  Roadway width measures 53.2 feet.

Findings that distinguishes as a more recent bridge include:  wide truss bridge, use of rolled and built-up beams for truss members,rivets for built-up beams and bolts for connections.

Bridge Inspection  3/2012

Deck                                            Condition                Rating     Satisfactory        6 out of 9

Superstructure                         Condition              Rating       Fair                      5 out of 9

Substructure                            Condition               Rating       Satisfactory       6 out of 9

Sufficiency Rating   44 out of 100

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