Tribune Maps Deteriorating Proviso Area Bridges

Friday, February 15, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Featured image: The bridge at 9th Avenue over I-290 in Maywood. | File

The Chicago Tribune recently reviewed Illinois Department of Transportation data showing that “400 out of 3,460 bridges in the six-county Chicago metro area are considered ‘structurally deficient,’ meaning they are in need of repair or possibly replacement. That’s nearly 12 percent.”

Problem bridges in, or near, Proviso Township include the 1st Avenue bridge over I-290 in Maywood, which has average daily traffic of 26,000.

The Tribune reported that for bridges to be considered deficient, “inspectors must find that the deck, superstructure or substructure is in poor condition, with advanced deterioration and breakage in critical areas.”

The following is a map of problem bridges in or near Proviso Township. To read the full Chicago Tribune report, click here. VFP

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