Chicago Avenue Bridge Set To Be Demolished !!

On November 1st, 2018, the process of dismantling another Chicago landmark is set to begin. The Chicago Avenue Bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River.is set to be demolished. The current bridge was built over 104 years ago. This is a steel pony truss bascule bridge. It would have been eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Spaces. During its life span, there have been 14 Chicago mayors and 18 U.S. Presidents. Due to lack of regular maintenance, the current bridge has severely deteriorated. It currently supports only one.lame of traffic in each direction.

The current project will be occurring in stages. The current bridge will be removed. For a period of months, there will be no bridge at this site. A temporary bridge will be installed. It will have 3 lanes–2 eastbound and one westbound.

The permanent bridge will be installed in 2021. It will be a fixed bridge. It will have two lanes in each direction.

Old Chicago Avenue Bridge

Old Chicago Avenue Bridge

Bridge House Chicago Avenue Bridge

Demolished Chicago Avenue Bridge

Chicago Avenue Bridge

Chicago Avenue Bridge

Demolished Chicago Avenue Bridge


Chicago Avenue Bridge


Demolished Chicago Avenue Bridge


Demolished Chicago Avenue Bridge

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