Wells Street Bridge
The historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River reopened to cars, bikes, and pedestrians on Thursday; a year after it was closed for a complete overhaul.
Service on CTA Brown and Purple line trains returned to normal Monday morning after work crews rebuilding the Wells Street Bridge finished a major phase of construction.
38,000 CTA riders are getting ready for a commute shake-up Monday
A big commuter headache returns tonight, with the closure of the Wells Street bridge.
The second phase of reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge begins Friday night.
The rumble of CTA L cars over the Wells Street Bridge is due to resume Monday in time for Purple and Brown Line riders to return to normal rush-hour schedules.
This morning’s commute might be a big hassle for thousands who depend on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines.
The CTA compares it to open heart surgery: the shutdown of the Wells Street Bridge for reconstruction, starting this weekend – affecting the Brown Line and five other lines. And Mayor Emanuel says the city is saving money – and time.
It’s a big hassle for thousands of CTA riders and it’s all to replace a major Chicago bridge.
Riders have been warned for weeks, but apparently only now are some beginning to think about how they’ll get around, even though work to rebuild the Wells Street bridge over the Chicago River will cut off the Brown Line’s access to the Loop for 10 days.
Attention Brown and Red Line CTA riders: Your commute is about to change in a major way.
With a poor rating from the National Bridge Inventory database last year, it’s time for a major revamp of the historic Wells Street Bridge.
If the historic Wells Street Bridge had eyes, it would have seen the last streetcar run through the city.