Starting in mid-2021, Sterling Bay will begin construction on the Dominick Bridge. Aimed at reducing congestion in and around their Lincoln Yards megadevelopment, the bridge will also extend The 606 over the Chicago River.
The Dominick Bridge and Dominick Street extension, along with associated intersections and sidewalks, will serve as north/south connections at Lincoln Yards. The Dominick Bridge marks the first step in the creation of a more connected, transit- and pedestrian-oriented experience in the North Branch Corridor.
“The city of Chicago’s reactivation of the riverfront has created new opportunities for economic development, a cleaner environment and outdoor recreation,” said Andy Gloor, CEO of Sterling Bay. “The Dominick Bridge will add to these efforts by creating a new opportunity for cross-community connections at Lincoln Yards, while also creating much-needed jobs for Chicagoans during this challenging time.”
The Dominick Bridge will feature north and south vehicular traffic lanes, designated two-way bike lanes, pedestrian walkways and serve as an extension of the Chicago Riverwalk. Rosales + Partners designed the steel trussed arch bridge and Benesch is consulting on development of the $35 million piece of public infrastructure.
“Traffic congestion and disconnected transitways have been an issue in this area for decades, which is why I am very pleased to see Sterling Bay take this important step forward in its plans for the Dominick Bridge at Lincoln Yards,” said 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins. “This new multimodal connection will allow for significant improvement in traffic circulation, cyclist safety and pedestrian access to the east side of the river.”