2019 Boating Season Started Saturday With First Boat RunThe City of Chicago kicked off the 2019 boating season with its first boat run Saturday morning, raising 27 bridges from South Ashland Avenue to Lake Shore Drive.
1st Fall ‘Boat Run’ Bridge Lift Planned For Saturday On Chicago RiverThe city’s 27 moveable bridges on the river will be raised in sequence twice a week from Lake Shore Drive to Ashland Avenue through Nov. 11.
Michigan Avenue Bridge Temporarily Closed After MalfunctionVehicles 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.
Chicago River Bridge Lifts Start Next WeekThe 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.
Monster Freighter St. Marys Challenger Could Be Converted To BargeAsk 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."
Fall Bridge Lifts On Chicago River Begin This WeekIt's the annual tradition on the Chicago River, a sign that summer is officially over in the Windy City.