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Roger Williams Avenue Bridge

Roger Williams Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: December 13, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Roger Williams Avenue Over Ravine
Location
Highland Park: Lake County, Illinois: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1915 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1982
Main Span Length
64 Feet (20 Meters)
Structure Length
208 Feet (63 Meters)
Roadway Width
18 Feet (5.49 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
49658227133

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This bridge is an uncommon example of a concrete deck girder in Illinois. The bridge has articulated floorbeams that are easily visible under the bridge. Many short-span concrete through girders (60 foot span and under) were built in the rural parts of Illinois, however concrete deck girders are rare in Illinois. Through girders were useful for crossings where there was little or no river valley (common with many rivers and creeks in Illinois), while deck girders are better suited for crossings with valleys, since they place the superstructure below the deck. Here however, this deck girder bridge accommodates very nicely one of the many ravines in this area. The bridge's superstructure and substructure appears to be unaltered. However, the deck and original railings have been replaced. If the 1915 construction date given for this bridge is accurate, it also is an early surviving example of a concrete girder bridge in Illinois, since most date to 1916 or later.

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