After a slow trek along North Avenue this morning a 100-year-old bridge is in place.
It’s not every day you see a bridge being hauled down city streets. On Saturday, a bridge that once spanned Ashland Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood will make a 1.5-mile trek to its new home over Western Avenue along the Bloomingdale Trail.
Ashland Avenue will be closed to traffic in both directions between North Avenue and Armitage Avenue, from 8 p.m. Friday until no later than 5 a.m. Monday.
Mayor Richard M. Daley had his Millennium Park, now Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his own plan to beautify the city with public space by investing $290 million in hundreds of parks over the next five years, including the long-delayed Bloomingdale Trail on the Northwest Side.
Chicagoans next week will get to see the plans for log-awaited the Bloomingdale Trail, the liner park that will be developed along an old and defunct rail line on the Near Northwest Side.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday took a step forward in the plan to convert an old and defunct elevated rail line into a linear park.