Chicago Bridge Lifts - 2013 Time-Lapse Photos

Chicago Bridge Lifts - 2013 Time-Lapse Photos

Starting at 8:00 am Saturday the Bridges over the Chicago River were raised to allow recreational boats to get to the docks. Along with the recreational boats was a barge hauling the other half of the new Wells Street Bridge. Twenty-seven bridges were lifted from Ashland Avenue Bridge on the South Branch to Lake Shore Drive.

I enjoy the day along with many others that watched the bridges go up for the first time this season. I compressed and compiled into one minute and thirty-two seconds over 1,800 photos taken over a 4 hour time period this Saturday morning. I had much fun shooting and even more creating this time-lapse video of my photos. Enjoy!

2013 bridge lift schedule:

  • Saturday, April 6th at 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 20th at 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 8th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 11th at 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 18th at 8 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 19th at 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 29th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 1st at 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 8th at 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 12th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 15th at 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 19th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 22nd at 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26th at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 29th at 8 a.m.

Bridge Lift

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