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Nov 09

Wells Street Bridge Construction Underway

The Chicago Department of Transportation closed the Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River to traffic and pedestrians on Monday, November 5th for a year-long reconstruction of the historic structure.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains will continue to use the bridge during the project, except for two nine-day service interruptions next spring, when the CTA will also rebuild the Loop ‘L’ junction at Lake and Wells Streets, known as Tower 18.

“This is a great opportunity to fully restore the historic Wells Street Bridge, which has outlived its useful life, and is in need of a complete reconstruction,” said CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein. “It has been in service since 1922, and has been a key transportation link for cars, trains, bikes and pedestrians for the past 90 years.”

Click here to read the full news release from the City of Chicago.

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