<Muralist Justus Roe III with Mayor John Tory – before the project began.>
In a partnership with the STEPS Initiative, Chicago’s free-style muralist tackled the gray concrete Roncy Bridge. <Photo above – STEPS>
The Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge crosses the Gardiner Expressway in the west end. It’s always been somber-looking – but once Mr. Roe got through with it, everything had changed.
Justus didn’t have a design plan. “I freestyle it,” he says. “I find that I have better success when I don’t work off a sketch and I let the environment guide it.” No niche was left unpainted.
The Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge crosses mainline railway tracks & the Gardiner Expressway at the foot of Roncesvalles Avenue. It’s certainly worth a look.