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Old 12-30-19, 04:49 PM
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That's great, you may even get to ride on it before the snow comes.
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That's great, you may even get to ride on it before the snow comes.
i already did this morning!

yeah, there were flurries in the air, but the ground was still much too warm, even on the bridge, for anything to stick.
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Old 12-30-19, 05:23 PM
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I don't remember how long it took to get the second overpass built over Touhy going through Busse Woods, but the death at the street level crossing was needed to get the construction started. I'm glad that wasn't needed for this project.
I am shocked that one death got more than a side glance in Chicago, Illinois
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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
i already did this morning!

yeah, there were flurries in the air, but the ground was still much too warm, even on the bridge, for anything to stick.
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 12-31-19, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Olefeller77 View Post
I am shocked that one death got more than a side glance in Chicago, Illinois
Well, this was in the suburbs.
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Old 12-31-19, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
the wait is finally over.

after eagerly watching the construction progress over the past 9 months, the bridge is officially open as of this morning (12/30)!!!

my daily commutes up and down the north shore channel trail have been forever improved.

the middle 6 miles of my 8 mile commute are actually entirely off-street now.

what an excellent belated christmas present!



the bridge is nice, a big and beefy cor-ten steel bow-truss span with asphalt road deck.

it's nice and wide with separate, marked bike & pedestrian lanes.

all-in-all, a nice bit of bike infrastructure that looks built to last.
Somebody had mentioned this on the Lincolnwood Time-Machine Facebook group and I thought of you. Use it in health!
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