LINCOLN PARK — The closure of the Cortland Bridge has created an eerie valley of destruction along Cortland Street.
The closure of the bridge, which could last up to six months, coincides with the demolition of the major infrastructure left behind at the A. FInkl & Sons plant.
Monday marked the first day of the closure of the bridge and roughly two-block stretch of Cortland between Clybourn Avenue and the river.
The bridge, which is one of the few east-west routes across the river between Lincoln Park and Bucktown, remains open to bike and pedestrian traffic.
The teardown of the former steel plant is happening fast, so head on down to Cortland on your bike to have the street to yourself.
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