Saturday morning bridge move

Commuters can expect heavy delays on the north side this weekend as crews move a giant bridge through the city streets.

The bridge is being moved as part of the Bloomingdale Trail project, which will create a 2.7 mile trail along Bloomingdale Ave between Ashland and Ridgeway.

At the end of March, crews removed the bridge over Ashland Ave and restored it.   This weekend, the restored bridge will be placed over Western Ave near Bloomingdale Ave.

The move will start at 5:30a.m. Saturday morning and should end around 8:30 a.m. An 80-wheel flatbed truck will take the bridge SB on Ashland, WB on North Ave to Western. Commuters can expect rolling closures as the bridge makes its way to its new location, moving around 5mph.

Western will be closed between St. Paul and Moffat throughout the weekend for the placement of the new bridge.  Parking bans are in effect along the move route and all CTA buses in the area are being re-routed.

The Bloomingdale Trail (commonly known as The 606) will open for public use in the Fall of 2014.

5 comments

  • Guest

    Yes ,,,,,hold the city hostage by Agenda 21. Nobody move,,,,,you are just people. We will control all you do say and think.

    • SeanHAMMity

      Sometimes things have to be done because Fox Idiots are too stupid and too old to make well-informed decisions. The rest of society has to make decisions for them, all the while said idiots sit around with tin-foil hats and a bag of Cheetos and a coke, spewing things like "agenda 21 and freedumb."

  • Guest

    And Climate change sun fixers are too stupid from Common Core classes to know they are being
    taken over by the Global community. Ask Sean,,he will tell ya.

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