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Boats pass under the Michigan Avenue bri

Michigan Avenue Bridge Temporarily Closed After Malfunction

Vehicles and pedestrians were kept off the Michigan Avenue bridge over the Chicago River for more than an hour on Wednesday, after a locking mechanism failed following a routine bridge lift.

09/24/2014

The bascule bridge over the Chicago River at Chicago Avenue. (Credit: HistoricBridges.org)

Chicago River Bridge Lifts Start Next Week

The first bridge lift is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, and they will continue every Wednesday and Saturday through June 28, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.

04/09/2014

The St. Marys Challenger navigates the Chicago River. (Credit: Facebook)

Monster Freighter St. Marys Challenger Could Be Converted To Barge

Ask any Chicago-bred baby boomer to name a freighter that traversed the Chicago River in the past 50 years, and you will probably be told, “the Medusa Challenger.”

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2013

Boats pass under the Michigan Avenue bri

Fall Bridge Lifts On Chicago River Begin This Week

It’s the annual tradition on the Chicago River, a sign that summer is officially over in the Windy City.

09/23/2013