Bridge Lift Walking Tour

What to expect
  • Watch the spectacle of the Chicago bridge lift as sailboats migrate from Lake Michigan to winter storage
  • Learn the history behind these structures, discussing the hows and whys behind the bridge lift
  • Walk along the Chicago river and check out the boats and bridges
Watching Chicago’s movable bridges operate generally provokes a gasp. “” “Woah.” “Did you see that?” Walking just around the riverbend, you’ll follow the bridge lift, watching these massive kinetic sculptures open for the sailboat migration from Lake Michigan to winter storage. Waving to the sailors, you’ll discuss the hows, whys, and history of the current bridges. This is your tour. You can bring up any specific interests you would like to explore. Uncover the mysteries behind these beauties, today, and gasp in wonder at the man-made marvels.

Note: Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking. Walking distance is about 1 mile and involves climbing stairs. Up to two children under the age of twelve may accompany a paying adult at no charge. Tours take place rain or shine.
Key Highlights
Price $10.00 per guest
Duration / Session 1 hour
# Sessions 1
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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