Monday, March 7, 2016

Archer Avenue over Cal Sag Channel

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The Torrence Avenue Bridge was blown up March 3, 2016 and will cost $13 million to replace and will cause a two-year disruption of traffic because the Illinois Department of Transportation did not properly maintain it. This Archer Avenue Bridge was sited as an example that a Pennsylvania truss bridge can have a long service life in a comment by Roger Deschner in Bridge Hunter:
A practically identical Pennsylvania truss bridge over the Cal Sag at Archer Avenue is in much better condition, despite carrying heavier traffic including more trucks, and in fact was just repainted.
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