A brand new pedestrian bridge over the Des Plaines River connects Rosemont’s leisure district to the Forest Preserves of Prepare dinner County’s Des Plaines Path.
Prepare dinner County officers inaugurated the 12-foot-wide bridge at Bryn Mawr Avenue Saturday. It supplies guests direct bicycle and pedestrian entry to Catherine Chevalier Woods and the forest preserves’ 28-mile Des Plaines Path system.
The $1.3 million challenge was a joint effort by Rosemont, Franklin Park and the West Central Municipal Convention. Rosemont contributed $268,000 towards the price with the stability coated by federal funds.
“This bridge dedication marks the creation of a key entry level to the Des Plaines Path, however greater than that it supplies a chance for the customers of the path to come back to Rosemont and expertise our eating, procuring, leisure, sports activities and rather more,” Mayor Brad Stephens stated.
The bridge is a part of an ongoing partnership between the forest preserves and cities alongside the Des Plaines River from Touhy to North avenues to enhance the path system. The Des Plaines River Path Advisory Group is working to implement $70 million in upgrades round points comparable to flooding, path reconstruction, security enhancements at roadways and main railroad crossings, and potential new path connections.
“This bridge is an financial growth challenge, another transportation possibility, a path to wholesome train, and a doorway to the pure world,” stated Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Prepare dinner County Board and forest preserves.