The Kinzie Street Bridge is Now Plated

You may move about the bridge without fear of slipping and sliding…….

This is what greeted me as I rode to work this morning:

New plating on the Kinzie Street bridge

New plating on the Kinzie Street bridge

 

Talk about starting your day off right! I am very happy to see that they were finally able to plate over the bike lane on this bridge.  Even if the study that CDOT commissioned in 2004 (read more about it here on Grid Chicago) rated the Kinzie Street bridge’s ‘bikeability’ as “good” I still always found it to be one of the slipperier grated bridges in Chicago.  I concentrate and practically hold my breath when riding over it in dry conditions!

Now that the bridge plating is complete, there will be an official dedication of the Kinzie Street Protected Bike lane on Monday.  Stop by and show your support for protected bike lanes in Chicago!

And while you’re there, check out the very cool apartment/condo building just south of the bridge. I just love this place. It doesn’t look like it belongs in Chicago and it’s so out-of-the-way that I bet most people don’t even know it exists.  Happy Friday!

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  • http://twitter.com/sfioritto Sean Fioritto

    This is one of my favorite points of interest on the Chicago Architecture tour and my train goes by it every day. I can easily picture myself living there.

    • http://dingdingletsride.com Ms. Ding

      I agree! I really love this building and have often thought about what it would be like to live there!

    • http://dingdingletsride.com Ms. Ding

      I feel the same way – I’ve often imagined what it would be like to live in that location.

  • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

    That weird house south of Kinzie is featured on some Chicago River architecture tours!