A Chicago Bridge Gets A Complicated Overhaul

NPR | March 6, 2013 8:18 a.m.

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David Schaper

Tens of thousands of commuters into Chicago’s downtown business district face lengthy delays as crews work around the clock to replace a 90-year-old bridge over the Chicago River. It’s a double-deck drawbridge with cars, buses, bikes and pedestrians on one level, and elevated trains rolling above them. It would normally take months to replace it but Chicago officials hope to complete the project in just nine days.


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