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Lake Shore Drive bridge re-opens, but cracks point to other problems with area bridges

A northbound Lake Shore Drive bridge reopened, just 26 hours after it was closed as a result of cracked steel beams. City officials say the bridge is again safe for drivers, and the city and state plan inspections in the next few days for similarly designed structures. But the dramatic damage raises questions about the reliability of other area bridges, especially as an increase in extreme weather creates more stress on materials.