Re: Milwaukee Avenue Bridge
Date: August 27, 2013 06:39PM
The south end of the bridge was blocked off, an demolition begining, when I worked at the the corner of Clinton, Milwaukee, and Fulton, back in 1982. There was a push by one engineer in Public Works, John LaPlante, to eliminate the diagonal streets, and this probably was part of that. When LaPlante lost his job as Commissioner during the Loop flood, that concept got shelved. Practically all of area where the southeast end of the bridge has been rebuilt, and nothing remains of the Milwaukee right-of-way in the northwest portion of the intersection. The City even removed the traffic signals to discourage through traffic.