I took this photo on the riverwalk next to the East Bank Club just north of Kinzie Street on the North Branch of the Chicago River. The view is looking south at what is known as Wolf Point (the area where the main stem of the Chicago River branches north and south). The North Branch was once referred to as Guarie's River (Gary's River) after an early settler. Within this scene you can see The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) looming high in the background. More significant is the (now) permanently raised bridge (sometimes referred to as the Carroll Avenue Bridge). It was once used by The Chicago Sun-Times (building on the left) for deliveries from the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, but is now inactive (since 2001 when the Sun-Times moved it's printing plant). It is a bascule bridge, and was designated a Chicago Landmark in 2007. Just in front of the railway bridge is the Kinzie Street Bridge. Various filters were applied to the photo providing the overall effect.
June 11th, 2013
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