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The existing bridges are over 100 years old and can no longer be economically repaired and maintained. Thus, they have reached the end of their useful life. Construction for the outbound tracks over the same 11 streets was completed in 2015. The new bridges will last for more than 100 years. At Ravenswood station, the current structure for the inbound side is just a bare platform. The design and construction will deliver riders a new station to provide convenience, safety, and security. This station will also be ADA accessible. The project scope includes the construction of a new station for the inbound half of the Ravenswood Station and the replacement of (11) bridges on the Union Pacific North Line. The work will emulate that of the outbound section of the station. The station will have longer platforms that are covered, lighting, stairs, ramps, warming shelters, and landscaping. Work on the bridges includes replacement of existing stone abutments, retaining wall construction, steel spans, and decks.

Service Board:Metra Commuter Rail
Program Category:Stations & Passenger Facilities
Overall Status:Construction
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:Behind Schedule
Current Activities:Construction on the Ravenswood station is ongoing. The earth retaining system (ERS) and tie backs work are completed. Footings and walls were poured for the station walls. The General Contractor continued to form walls and perform electrical and sewage along Ravenswood. Construction continues on the (11) bridges project with installation of temporary earth retention systems and demolition of the remaining superstructures and abutments. All tasks associated with lead abatement, tuck‐pointing, and temporary support columns were completed.
Information Updated:April 2019
Related Transit Assets
Metra Stations:Ravenswood (UP-N)
Metra Rail Lines:Union Pacific North Line
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