Update: I went back and looked at 11th Street in the winter of 2022.
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.
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.
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.
Update: The pedestrian bridge was torn down in mid December 2018. Looking back at a picture of the concrete taken in 2014, it did look like it was in a state of deterioration.