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Popular North Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Closing For Construction

By Mina Bloom | April 1, 2016 6:19am
 The North Avenue bridge, which connects Lincoln Park to the North Ave. beach.
The North Avenue bridge, which connects Lincoln Park to the North Ave. beach.
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LINCOLN PARK — The pedestrians and cyclists who use the North Avenue bridge that connects Lincoln Park to North Avenue Beach will have to find a new route for a couple months. 

The bridge will be closed from April 11 to June 30 while crews with the Chicago Department of Transportation make repairs.

Beginning April 18, there will be nightly lane closures on Lake Shore Drive as a result of the construction.

Two lanes of traffic in either direction will remain open.

Construction will be limited to nighttime hours, from Sunday to Thursday, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. every week.

Built in 1940, the bridge has become one of the most popular access points to the lakefront, according to the Tribune, citing transportation advocacy organization Active Transportation Alliance.

The bridge hasn't seen major repair work since 1991, according to Michael Claffey, spokesman for the Chicago Department of Transportation.

For more information on the construction, read CDOT's official memo.

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