Grid Shots: Viaducts

According to the new Grid Shots schedule, today’s topic is “viaducts”.

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The first photo shows someone cycling on Jackson Boulevard just east of Canal Street. Did you know it’s a viaduct? It spans the Metra and Amtrak tracks below. Photo by Allan Marshall. 

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A Chicago Transit Authority viaduct in shambles on the North Side Main Line at the Argyle Red Line station. Read about the CTA’s Red & Purple Modernization Project. Photo by John Iwanski.

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Metra trains run along earth-filled, elevated viaducts north of the Ogilvie Transportation Center for many miles, first north along Canal Street, then turning west alongside Kinzie Street, through to Oak Park. Photo by Gabriel Michael.

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Another earth-filled viaduct, the Bloomingdale Line is slated to become a trail and park called the Bloomingdale Trail. There’s an important meeting on Thursday, March 8, 2012. We’ll post more details soon. Photo by Colin Clinard.

3 thoughts on “Grid Shots: Viaducts”

  1. That Argyle viaduct is looking really sad.  Today I passed my *favorite* viaducts on Vincennes near 83rd, and those are as bad as ever.  Bonus – another big utility project tore up another 2 block stretch of Vincennes just northeast of Halsted, so now there’s almost half a mile of roughly patched pavement on Vincennes between 83rd and Halsted.  *sigh*

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