• Each bridge lift takes an average of 8-12 minutes.
  • While the bridge is in the upright position, traffic is halted.
  • Drivers may use alternate streets or wait until the bridge is lowered.
  • A total of 27 bridges will be lifted in succession from Lake Shore Drive on the Main Branch to Ashland Avenue on the South Branch.
  • If no boat owners make arrangements to move their boats on a scheduled day, the bridges will not be lifted.
  • Source: Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Photo by Patricia Armell

    Photo by Patricia Armell