I was surprised to not see a single contractor or engineer listed on this website (or any other) for this large monumental bridge. It took me some digging, but I found the many engineers and contractors listed in a newspaper article from the grand opening. I have added these, and you can learn more on my new page for this bridge too http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=mi...
Of note, Charles Ellis was one of the several engineers involved with the design of this bridge, although he died before the bridge was completed. Ellis is of course the engineer who did the vast majority of design engineering for the Golden Gate Bridge.
MLK Bridge closed due to repairs.
A new article posted today, 9-29-09, giving the dates that the lane closures will occur.
There's LOTS of comments posted on this article too. Most of the comments tend to disagree with the new configuration of one west bound lane and two east bound lanes. The comments seem to be from people that travel the bridge during rush hours.
Due to the number of accidents on this bridge, next month IL DOT will begin work to turn this four lane bridge into a three lane bridge. There will be one lane westbound and two lanes eastbound with a barrier in the middle. The bridge will also get a fresh road surface during this time.
The full article can be read here:
Hi, Thanks for all of the cool pictures. Is there a way to get more dimensions (height of towers etc.) for the bridge?
How about putting up bridge weight and height limits on and under bridge?