Irving Park Road Bridge


Chicago Department Of Transportation


Chicago, Illinois
The Irving Park Road bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River is located in the City of Chicago, Cook County Illinois, between California Avenue to the west and Rockwell Street to the east.

Project Scope

The project included a total length of nearly 900 feet. Two hundred of those 900 feet included the reconstruction of the bridge. In addition, the work for the multi-use path connecting California Park on the south and Horner Park on the north. The total length of the shared use path improvement is approximately 850 feet. 


The project consisted of the removal and reconstruction of the Irving Park Road Bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River, Irving Park Road pavement resurfacing, drainage modifications, installation of pavement markings, erosion and sediment control devices, landscaping, construction of a shared use path including retaining walls, roadway and underpass lighting, water main relocation, and maintenance of traffic.  

The new Irving Park Road Bridge was built in three stages while maintaining traffic on parts of the old bridge as well as the new bridge throughout the duration of this project.  

This project required coordination with Chicago Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago Park District, utility companies, and local stake holders.