|Carries||8 lanes of I-294|
|Crosses||Des Plaines River, Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, numerous railroads, UPS intermodal facility|
|Locale||Willow Springs, IL|
|Maintained by||Illinois State Toll Highway Authority|
|Total length||4,608 ft (1,404.5 m)|
|Width||42 ft (12.8 m)|
The Mile-Long Bridge is the colloquial name for a 4,608-foot-long (1,404.5 m) bridge in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. The bridge carries Interstate 294 over the Des Plaines River, the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, numerous railroad lines, and the United Parcel Service intermodal facility. A series of 51 piers carries I-294 over the broad Des Plaines River valley.
In spite of its name, the bridge falls 672 feet (205 m) short of one full mile in length.
Construction of the new Mile-Long Bridge started in the summer of 2019 as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway Project. The Illinois Tollway is currently constructing a replacement Mile-Long Bridge, and it will be expanded to 5 lanes in either direction. The bridge project is slated to finish in 2023.
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- Roz Varon (May 14, 2019). "New Mile Long Bridge to be built along Tri-State Tollway". WLS-TV. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
- "Mile-Long Bridge Project". Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- "Central Tri-State Tollway Project". Retrieved 16 June 2020.
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