18th Street bridge to close Tuesday for testing

SHARE 18th Street bridge to close Tuesday for testing

Sun-Times file photo

The 18th Street Bridge over the Chicago River will close for testing Tuesday morning ahead of the spring boating season, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.

The closure will last from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., CDOT said in a statement.

Drivers traveling east on 18th Street should turn north onto Canal Street before proceeding east on Roosevelt Road, turning south on Clark Street and returning to eastbound 18th, CDOT said. Motorists going west on 18th should travel north on Clark, west on Roosevelt and south on Canal before getting back onto 18th.

Throughout March, seven other bridges over the river will face similar closures for testing, CDOT said. On Wednesday, the Wabash Avenue Bridge will be closed for the same hours.

The Latest
Employees of the online retailer walked out to protest a policy requiring corporate employees to return to the office three days a week and want its carbon footprint reduced.
The deal passed by a bipartisan coalition, despite pushback from conservatives and progressives, restricts spending for two years, suspends the debt ceiling until 2025 and imposes work rules for older people receiving food aid.
The off-duty cop, whose age wasn’t released, was shot in the arm, then returned gunfire but it wasn’t clear if anyone else was shot.
These chefs are part of a younger generation giving voice to the Filipino American experience through the language of food.