- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- General Contractor: ICC
- Sub-Contractor: Cary Concrete
- Purpose: To stabilize the bank near the river and bridge while providing an aesthetically-pleasing place for people to rest.
About this Project
Riverview Bridge is a new pedestrian underbridge connecting two parks along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Upon its recent completion, Riverview Bridge became the longest pedestrian river bridge in the City of Chicago at more than 1,000 feet long and 16 feet wide. This publicly accessible bridge enables safe access for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling across the river while its 18-foot elevation accommodates boaters traveling on the river. At the South end of the bridge, a block wall solution was required to stabilize the bank near the river and bridge while providing an aesthetically-pleasing place for people to rest.
Wieser Concrete was chosen by Cary Concrete to produce the Bin Block Terrace, which included 72 precast blocks of varying dimensions. Leo Schlosberg, Founder and CEO of Cary Concrete, mentioned, “I have used Wieser for virtually all of my non-architectural work for decades, which is why we chose them for this project.” While tiered blocks are typically uniform, this terrace consists of an unusual configuration of pieces. The Riverview Bridge opened to the public in November and is already enhancing pedestrian safety by allowing people to circumvent major streets.