Multi-Modal Bridge Coming Soon to Lincoln Yards Mega-Project in Chicago
"Lincoln Yards’ developer plans to start building a bridge across the Chicago River by next summer that will help connect the site to the planned eastward extension of The 606 recreational trail," reports Ryan Ori.
The $35 million bridge is part of a nearly mile-long extension of Dominick Street between Webster and North avenues, according to Ori. Developers are planning to start construction in mid-2021, with "one driving lane and a pedestrian sidewalk in each direction, as well as a north-south bike lane."
The Lincoln Yards project attracted controversy throughout the approvals process for its heavy reliance on tax increment financing (TIF), but was approved with $490 in TIF funding by the city in August. That initial funding included enough for the full cost of the bridge, according to Ori.