Bryn Mawr Pedestrian Bridge over the Des Plaines River
The Village of Rosemont is pursuing the construction of a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over the Des Plaines River to connect Bryn Mawr Avenue to the existing trail network in the Catherine Chevaliar Woods Forest Preserve, Cook County. The trail network in the Chevaliar Woods Forest Preserve connects to the Des Plaines River Trail to the north and the south. The proposed bridge will connect Rosemont residents and visitors of Rosemont’s hotels, businesses and entertainment district to the Forest Preserve of Cook County (FPDCC), its trails and other amenities. The proposed pedestrian bridge will extend from the eastern dead end of Bryn Mawr Avenue, parallel to the street’s centerline, to the existing trail just east of the Des Plaines River. The bridge will be on Village of Rosemont and FPDCC property. The bridge will be 2 – 150 foot long spans with approximately 50 feet of a boardwalk structure at the west end. The bridge and boardwalk structures will be 12 feet wide prefabricated steel truss bridges with a concrete deck. Approximately 100 feet of the eastern river bank will be stabilized with a combination of stone riprap and native plantings. Construction is anticipated to be completed by June 2021.