It really is something you have to see to believe.
Kane County’s Division of Transportation has created a website page, where you can watch the Longmeadow Parkway bridge, as it’s built, starting back in February and continuing each day until the bridge’s completion in 2020.
If you’re a fan of time-lapse photography, you’ll get a kick out of this. All you have to do is hit the “play” button, and you can watch the bridge construction from either of two camera angles, getting a Readers Digest Condensed Version story of the construction work — and a visual presentation of the Kane County weather over the past several months.
KDOT Assistant Director of Project Implementation Steve Coffinbargar said KDOT is building various segments of the Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor under “four separate construction contracts” active during the 2019 season.
Click on this Longmeadown Parkway page, scroll down and look left to see the link to launch the live web cam.
Once there, you can access time-lapse videos of both camera angles by clicking the house symbol (Client Dashboard) in the top left corner,then clicking the three horizontal lines symbol (“List View”) located immediately below.
You get a little music accompaniment with the video and you can adjust the speed of the video presentation, if you like.
Construction of the new bridge over the Fox River is anticipated to be complete November 2020, depending on the weather.
The Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor is a proposed 5.6 mile long four-lane minor arterial roadway, including a new bridge over the Fox River, located in portions of the villages of Algonquin, Carpentersville and Barrington Hills, as well as unincorporated areas of northern Kane County, extending from the Huntley/Boyer Road intersection east to IL Route 62.
Though portions of the corridor are complete and open to the public, construction of the corridor will continue over the next several years. KDOT anticipates completion of the entire corridor in January 2022.
SOURCE: KDOT website
KDOT Bridge Timelapse