CHICAGO (AP) - A
downtown Chicago bridge is temporarily closing while work continues on the
Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the bridge over the
Chicago River at State Street will close Wednesday morning. Itís scheduled
to remain closed through the afternoon of Aug. 23.
When complete, the
Chicago Riverwalk will provide a continuous pedestrian path along the main
branch of the river, from State Street to Lake Street.
Street traffic will detour to LaSalle Street via Wacker Drive then back east
to State on Illinois Street. Southbound traffic will detour to Clark Street
via Grand Avenue and back to State on Wacker Drive.
Bicyclists will be
rerouted to the two-way bike lanes on Dearborn Street.