Bridging the 606 Trail at Milwaukee Avenue and Beyond
Oct13

Bridging the 606 Trail at Milwaukee Avenue and Beyond

Luis Benitez spends a lot of time thinking about bridges. Benitez is the chief engineer for the City of Chicago and it’s not uncommon for him to receive a late night phone call about one of the city’s 377 bridges. It usually isn’t good news. Sometimes, a truck driver will misjudge clearance width or height. It does neither the truck nor the bridge much good when that happens. That’s the cue for Benitez to get to the scene and make...

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Walkin’ The 606
Sep04

Walkin’ The 606

  Last week, when he wasn’t busy crushing beloved Pilsen school buildings, hizzoner Rahm showed up at a photo op to mark the groundbreaking of the Bloomingdale Trail. The Trail—now officially known as The 606—is a 2.7-mile stretch of elevated, unused Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. About a year from now, after $46 million or so in construction costs, the trail will emerge as a beautiful butterfly. Right now, it’s a homely...

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