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Division Street bridge at Goose Island will close Monday

Updated: August 1, 2014 6:22AM



Beginning Monday, the Division Street bridge on the east side of Goose Island will be closed for construction until October.

The 111-year-old bridge will be demolished. A fixed-span interim bridge will be installed, to be replaced eventually by a permanent bascule bridge.

The Chicago Department of Transportation is undertaking the $6 million project.

“This historic bridge has been in service for more than a century as a key transportation link across Goose Island for cars, trains, bikes and pedestrians,” said CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld in a statement. “But it is at the end of its useful life and is in need of a complete reconstruction.”

CDOT has been working with the businesses in the area to inform them of the detour routes and construction, which is expected to last until mid-October.

Here are the traffic detours:

Westbound detour

◆ Trucks and cars: Halsted Street south to Chicago Avenue, west to Ashland Avenue, then back north to Division.

◆ Buses: Halsted south to North Branch Street, north to Cherry Avenue, then back north to Division.

◆ Pedestrians and bicycles: Halsted south to North Branch, then back north to Division.

Eastbound detour

◆ Trucks and cars: Ashland south to Chicago, east to Halsted, then back north to Division.

◆ Buses: Cherry south to North Branch, south to Halsted, then back north to Division.

◆ Pedestrians and bicycles: North Branch south to Halsted, then back north to Division.

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