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The Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago's own High Line to open in June

Bloomingdale trail under construction in August 2014.
Bloomingdale trail under construction in August 2014. Image by Steven Vance / CC BY 2.0

Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail, also known as ‘the 606’, or Chicago’s very own High Line, will finally open to the public on 6 June 2015, it has officially been announced. The $95-million project has been under construction since 2013 and transforms an unused elevated railway into a 2.7-mile public walkway linking four other major places of interest in town – Logan Square, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Wicker Park. Processions, ribbon-cutting ceremonies as well as other festivities such as music, food and children’s events will mark the opening. Read more: chicago.suntimes.com