CHICAGO — A new bronze plaque will be installed at Bronzeville's relatively new 35th Street bridge on Saturday.
The plaque, which will be revealed Saturday, will feature lyrics, a historical tribute and the artwork of David Anthony Geary, according to Sherry Williams, president of the Bronzeville Historical Society.
The bridge debuted in November. Unlike the narrower bridge that previously straddled the drive at 35th Street, the suspension bridge is 20 feet wide and fully accessible to people with disabilities, city Transportation Department spokesman Mike Claffey said in November.
Like San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the weight of the 35th Street bridge is suspended over the roadway "by cables, ropes or chains from two tall towers."
Plans for the bridge first were announced in 2014, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it was designed to allow Bronzeville residents to get to the lakefront without traveling to 31st Street or 39th Street.
The bridge was built with $18 million from the federal government and $5 million in state funds.
The event is hosted by the 2016 Great Migration Centennial Commission.
For more information on the free event, which takes place from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at 35th Street and Lake Park Avenue, click here.