I saw a great presentation last night about efforts to convert the old Illinois Terminal Railroad trestle through the Near North Side into a bike trail and garden. You can read about it here, and take a look at the massive, grand and sturdy piece of engineering that this trestle is. It’s over-engineered, and luckily so. They don’t build it like this anymore, do they?
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Actually, Chris, this bridge was for the old Illinois Terminal Railroad, not Illinois Central.
Oops, thanks for the head’s up!