bridge lift

A Bascule bridge, in action!

The 18 bridges on the Chicago River are raised Wednesdays and Saturdays from mid-April through the end of June each year.

The Wabash Avenue Bridge, the Most Beautiful Bridge, according to the American Steel Institute (1930)*, lifting for the last time this season The Wrigley building looking lovely in the background dressed up for the 4th; this view is from the Riverwalk below the State Street bridge.

*Scroll to page 21 but don’t overlook the rest of the brochure, beautiful design, typography and…well…bridges!


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