There is something uniquely photogenic about a bridge being raised along the Chicago River. You don’t need to take our word for that; observe for yourself how many folks have their cameras engaged as they wait on the sidewalks for a bridge to be lowered back into crossing mode.
Every spring and fall, regular bridge lifts are scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays for Chicago boaters to snake their high-masted vessels to and from Lake Michigan. And for a couple days here in October, the Franklin Street bridge will be stowed in the upright position while crews work on the Chicago Riverwalk beneath. Like we said, it makes for an irresistible photo op.