The 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal, one of the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) largest station improvement projects, has moved closer to completion with the installation of a steel pedestrian bridge connecting the North and South Terminals of the station during the weekend.
Officials said the installation of the one-of-a-kind pedestrian bridge was expected to be a complicated process, with nearby cross streets closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic during a significant portion of the weekend to allow for the work.
The bridge spans 150 feet across 95th Street, linking the north and south terminals of the 95th/Dan Ryan station to unite the entire structure.
On Nov. 18, construction experts used two large cranes to lift the pedestrian bridge into the air and connect it to facility’s the North and South terminals.
Due to the complexity and challenges of lifting such a large structure into place, CTA said the pedestrian bridge was installed in three large sections, with each portion weighing more than 73,000 pounds.