The boot bridge bonding Bronzeville with the big blue beyond is nearing completion. The Chicago Department of Transportation posted the photo below on its Twitter feed, showing the single-cable suspension bridge snaking over Lake Shore Drive and the Canadian National railroad tracks.
The old 1940’s-era bridge was a rusty, old, narrow steel box that was anything but inviting. It looked more appropriate for linking a couple of prison cellblocks than a pair of public parks.
The new bridge designed by Canadian firm Exp is wide, light, and inviting, even on a dreary autumn’s day. It’s exactly what is needed to compliment the new and improving Bronzeville. We wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t turn into a magnet for new residential development, considering the acres and acres of vacant land just a block or two away.
— CDOT (@ChicagoDOT) October 28, 2016