Five years after the opening of the 41st Street Pedestrian the 43rd bridge is now open in the Kenwood neighborhood of Near South Side of Chicago. This ADA bridge now gives the neighborhood direct access to the lakefront for pedestrians and cyclists. The 43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge is the fourth of five new or reconstructed bridge projects steered by the city’s Department of Transportation.
This bridge was designed by AECOM in collaboration with Cordogan and Clark & Associates with F.H. Paschen as the primary contractor on the project. Work began in November 2020, with crews demolishing the overpass in June of 2021. Besides giving the neighborhood greater access to the lake, it also allows for emergency vehicles to cross Lake Shore Drive and the adjacent railroad tracks.
For a closer look at our project, check out our video!