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Blue Island bridge reopens after $8 million rehabilitation

mage courtesy of the City of Blue Island

Division St. Bridge re-opens Aug. 5, 2016. Image courtesy of the City of Blue Island

Some six years after the state closed Blue Island’s deteriorating Division Street Bridge, the vital artery that connects the north and south sides of the city over the Calumet Sag Channel has finally reopened.

The city-owned bridge, which has undergone an approximately $8 million rehabilitation over the past year, opened to vehicular traffic Thursday evening following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by dozens of residents and a large collection of city, state and federal officials…Please click here to read Zak Koeske’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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