Rosemont OKs Bridge Over River
An intergovernmental agreement between the village of Rosemont and Cook County Forest Preserve Dist. to allow for the construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Des Plaines River near the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center was approved by Rosemont trustees Wednesday.
Plans call for the bridge to be built at the far eastern end of Bryn Mawr Avenue near the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Construction cost is estimated at $850,000, said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens at Wednesday’s village board meeting. The village will provide those funds. Degan-Rosato/Power Construction will likely build the bridge. It is unknown at this time when work will begin.
The purpose of the bridge is to accommodate hikers, bike riders, future running events in the village and to ease traffic congestion in the Bryn Mawr-River Road area. The bridge will connect Bryn Mawr to Catherine Chevalier Woods, which is east of the Des Plaines River and where a pedestrian-bicycle path system exists.
A second phase of the project, which is expected to be approved by the county, is to construct a new pathway along the eastern boundary of the convention center that would connect with Balmoral Avenue.