Adams Street Bridge Finished with Boat Under
Adams Street Bridge Before Construction
Adams Street Bridge Before Construction 2
Structural Enhancements at Chicago’s Train Hub
Reconstruction of the Adams Street Bridge Over the Union Station Tracks and Chicago River
- Removal and replacement of the existing 282-foot, six-span viaduct structure over the north concourse of the Chicago Union Station tracks.
- Removal and replacement of the fixed spans of the iconic bascule bridge that carries Adams Street over the South Branch of the Chicago River.
- Rehabilitation of the bascule bridge that carries Adams Street over the south branch of the Chicago River.
- Reconstruction of the existing urban roadway, intersection reconstruction, new intersection signals, new storm drainage system and new street lighting.
The project involved substantial coordination with railroad, transit and area businesses. In addition to transit rail operations and vehicular movements, the walkway across the Adams Street Bridge has one of the highest pedestrian daily traffic counts of any locations tracked by CDOT.