In 2004, the City of Chicago sponsored a design competition for pedestrian bridges at five locations on the city's lakefront. These bridges would span Lake Shore Drive, including sites at North Avenue and on the South Side at 35th Street, 41st Street, and 43rd Street. The south side bridges must also cross the Illinois Central Railroad tracks, requiring monumental long spans. These bridges were required to provide residents with barrier free access to the newly landscaped Burnham Park, including two new beaches at 31st Street and at 43rd Street.
Architect and Planner: Lohan Anderson