The bridges over the Chicago River are the city’s most iconic. But there’s much more to our history than the heavy, steel bascule bridges. Many of the city’s landmarks are bridges, we’ve had bridge design competitions, and famous architects construct striking designs.
While the industrial bridges of the 1920s might be what we’re known for, our city has come a long way. Now, bridges connect pedestrians to the lakefront and have turned the river into a recreational amenity.
While there are hundreds of historic bridges in Chicago, here are 10 that you should know.Read More