Torrence Avenue Bridge project begins

September 12, 2011 4:07:10 PM PDT
A major repair project began Monday on the Torrence Avenue Bridge in Chicago.

It was built in 1938 and the bridge is raised and lowered more than 100 times a month for traffic on the Calumet River. After all that wear and tear, the bridge now needs a complete restoration.

Most of the work will done with the bridge in a raised position. So Torrence Avenue will now be closed between 122nd Street and 126th. The project will cost $24 million.

The work is expected to last until the fall of next year.