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Funding Infrastructure Isn’t ‘Sexy’: Illinois And Chicago Infrastructure Is Underfunded, Neglected

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave didn’t give Illinois the greatest grade when it comes to infrastructure, which isn’t surprising, considering the federal and state governments struggle to maintain America’s roads, bridges and dams.


A map detailing bridges in need of repair in the Chicago area. (Credit CMAP)

CMAP Creates Animated Map To Highlight Need For Improved Transportation Infrastructure

Chicago regional planners have devised a new animated map which they hope will convince lawmakers to ease up on the purse strings and start building and rebuilding bridges, roads and rail facilities to meet transit needs of next century.


Rendering of two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st Street and 43rd Street. (Credit: Cordogan Clark & Associates)

Construction Set For Two New Bridges Linking Bronzeville To Lakefront

Construction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.


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

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.


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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.


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arteries skirting Chicago, some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration.


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.

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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.