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Blue Island bridge getting major repairs

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For more than five years, the Division Street bridge in Blue Island has been closed for safety reasons, unable to carry motorists across the Calumet Sag Channel.

But that will end next summer, when the bridge is expected to reopen after a nearly $8 million rehabilitation project is completed.

During a ceremony Tuesday (9/15/15) to announce the start of the project, Mayor Domingo Vargas said the closed bridge has “divided the city in half” and the project to repair it is a “symbol of unity.” Please click here to read Nick Swedberg’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown, or here for a related video from the City of Blue Island. Background information can be found here.

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