This is an excerpt of an article, written by Patrick M. O'Connell and Susan Berger, that was published today (06-22-18) in the Chicago Tribune. RTA's Executive Editor, Megan Edwards, is quoted in the article near the bottom.
O’Hare tollway oasis bridge, one of a handful left, is set to come down
It’s a simple thrill for many motorists and suburban commuters: gazing out the glass windows from a tollway oasis bridge, semi trucks and minivans barreling below.
But grab that soft pretzel and savor the view. One by one, the Illinois Tollway bridges are disappearing. Another could be slated for the wrecking ball by the end of the year.
The O’Hare Oasis over the Tri-State Tollway in Schiller Park is expected to be torn down as part of the ongoing Interstate 294 expansion project. It’s not exactly the Willis Tower Ledge or box seats at the United Center, but a perch atop an oasis bridge is an experience distinct to Illinois, and soon there will be one less vantage point...(read more)