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The bascule bridge over the Chicago River at Chicago Avenue. (Credit: HistoricBridges.org)

Chicago River Bridge Lifts Start Next Week

The first bridge lift is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, and they will continue every Wednesday and Saturday through June 28, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.

04/09/2014

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Kankakee River Bridges To Be Rebuilt On I-57

Bridges carrying both north and southbound lanes of I-57 over the riverwill be replaced by December 2015.

12/27/2013

The Kennedy Expressway bridge over Ashland Avenue is undergoing extensive repairs, due to structural deficiencies. Approximately 300,000 vehicles use that elevated section of the Kennedy each day. (Credit: CBS)

Approximately 200 Illinois Bridges Need Repairs

From major spans over the Mississippi River to overpasses on traffic-choked arteries skirting Chicago, some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration.

09/16/2013

The Greenleaf Street viaduct on the CTA Purple Line will be replaced with a new steel bridge on the weekend of June 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Viaduct Replacement To Close Part Of Purple Line This Weekend

Major repair work on CTA bridges is going to halt service on a stretch of the Purple Line in Evanston over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

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Study: 71 Drivers Cross Defective Bridge Every Second

A new study claims 71 drivers cross a structurally deficient bridge in the Chicago area every second.

10/19/2011