Tearing a Gash through Old North

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In my continuing series of neighborhoods severely damaged but not knocked out by interstate construction, I headed to the desolate pedestrian bridge that stretches from Jackson Park to the Near North Riverfront.

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I’m sure the motorists down below us were confused; there are rarely pedestrians on this bridge, because in many ways it doesn’t go anywhere.

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A recounting from a resident stated that the neighborhood’s psyche was permanently damaged the huge swath of destruction; people just felt like it was time to give up, and thousands did.

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One Response

  1. Tim Long

    01/15/2014, 02:41 pm

    I-70 destroyed St. Cashmir”s and St. Michael’s Catholic church and hundreds of homes and lives.

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