The theme of this post is especially salient given that Congress cannot agree on a new transportation bill (instead they renewed the existing program one more time). Then last Friday I get an email from the Natural Resources Defense Council, giving me an update on dilapidated transportation in the state (2,200 structurally deficient bridges, transit systems that need repairs and upgrades).
Division Street bridge over Goose Island. The bridge will be replaced. Photo by Seth Anderson.
This photo is of the Dempster Street viaduct at the Purple Line in Evanston, Illinois. Peter Carr took the photo and posted it along with 14 other shots of CTA in various states of disrepair.
Streets are riddled with potholes. The City announced in March that it would begin pothole repair and road resurfacing six weeks earlier than usual because of the warmer weather. Photo by Michelle Stenzel.
Several of the Bloomingdale Line viaducts and columns will need repair before the Bloomingdale Trail opens, but it was announced at the last meeting that most would just need surface repair. Photo by Seth Anderson.