LOGAN SQUARE — A two minute time lapse video shows the complete relocation of a 100-ton bridge that once spanned over Ashland Avenue and is now part of the Bloomingdale Trail park project on Western Avenue.
Once the project is finished, the bridge will connect the 2.7-mile trail, which is part of the $91 million 606 project spanning the Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Humboldt Park neighborhoods.
The bridge that was previously on Western, which was about 100 years old, was demolished in March.
The two minute video includes an appearance by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is shown pouring coffee for construction crews. After a short trip through the streets of Chicago, the bridge was set up in its new permanent location.
"For the moment, the showy construction is complete. But there's still lots of work to do," read a message from 606 officials Tuesday. "You'll see crews out there fixing walls, building access ramps, and otherwise moving this project forward."