The Halsted Street Bridge spans the Little Calumet River in Chicago. Adjacent bridges are the Ashland Avenue Bridge and the Penn Central Railroad Bridge. Bridge description is as follows: metal 10 panel rivet-connected Parker through truss, fixed and approach spans: pre-stressed concrete stringers (multi-beam), fixed. The bridge was constructed in 1931 making it one of the older ones on the Calumet Waterway. The bridge was rehabbed in 1996 and again in 2016-2017.
The builder/contractor is unknown. There is on main span and 2 approach spans. Main span measures 230 feet. Structure length is 420.3 feet. Roadway width measures 44 feet.
Because this is an older bridge, it exhibits some unusual features: all of the connections are riveted; there is extensive use of built up beams with attractive lattice and v-lacing. Originally, there was a lattice railing for the sidewalk of the of the truss span. This was removed.
Originally, there was a wooden bridge 200 feet down stream from the current bridge. That was removed and replaced with the current structure.
Bridge Inspection as of 3/2013
Deck Condition Rating Good 7 out of 9
Superstructure Condition Rating Fair 5 out of 9
Substructure Condition Rating Satisfactory 6 out of 9
Appraisal functionally obsolete.