The Bloomingdale Trail—lovingly known as the 606 by most city dwellers—is crossing the Chicago River. The beloved elevated pathway will soon extend east, under the Kennedy Expressway, over the body of water and straight to the forthcoming Lincoln Yards riverwalk.
It's all part of the Dominick Bridge and Dominick Street extension, two key facets of the controversial Lincoln Yards mega-development from real estate developer Sterling Bay. Dominick Street will be extended .83 miles from Webster Avenue to North Avenue, and the eponymous bridge will boast a steel-trussed arch. The $35 million project features car and bike lanes as well as 10-foot pedestrian walkways on either side.
In addition to stretching the 606, Sterling Bay will also add to the Chicago Riverwalk, which will soon snake under the forthcoming bridge and lead straight to the Lincoln Yards development.
The project is expected to break ground in mid-2021, and it will take an estimated 24 months to complete. Chicagoans can expect to walk and bike the new pathways in 2023 if everything goes according to plan. In the meantime, take a look at renderings of the project below.
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