Bridge Master Plan
The purpose of the Bridge Master Plan is to develop a comprehensive approach for the repair, rehabilitation and replacement of the City’s vehicular bridges. In developing the master plan report, the City's consultant rated bridge elements following the Illinois Structure Information and Procedure Manual.
Each bridge was visually inspected and conditions were documented on the Illinois Department of Transportation’s
(IDOT) standardized bridge inspection forms. Previous bridge inspection reports prepared by the City were reviewed and the original construction plans were studied as well.
What to Expect
The Bridge Master Plan includes:
- Cost estimates
- Details for each structure with respect to deficiencies and proposed scope for repair work
- Five-year repair schedule
- Funding options for repairs
- Identified items for potential in-house maintenance or repair
- Revised condition and sufficiency ratings
The recommendations are limited to five years because the biennial bridge inspections required under IDOT’s authority may shift priorities more quickly than would be expected for other infrastructure systems. The Bridge Master Plan was directed by City Council
as part of the FY2008 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). For further information please contact the Engineering Division of Public Works at (847) 432-0807.