CHICAGO’S JUSTUS ROE III WAS IN TOWN RECENTLY & LEFT BEHIND A RENEWED RONCY PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

<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.

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