Inspectors cleared cracked section of lake shore drive in 2017, found trouble elsewhere

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CHICAGO – A crack in a steal beam in the structure of Lake Shore Drive prompted a shutdown of lanes Monday. It also prompted WGN Investigate to look into the bridge inspection reports for that section of the road. The bridge was built in 1986 and was last inspected a year-and-a-half ago. Inspectors found the deck and superstructure to be in “fair to satisfactory” condition. Only “minor deterioration and cracks” were noted. Crews found a different scene Monday when a...

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