Free Chicago Loop Bridges Event May 25

Chicago Loop Bridges EventSpending your Memorial Day weekend in the “Windy City”? Chicago Loop Bridges is sponsoring a free day at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum on Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to recognize the four Chicago Loop bridges celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2014. (Note that all of the Loop’s 18 bridges are steel!)

The bridges with milestone anniversaries this year are: W Monroe St. - 95 (1919); N Clark St. - 85 (1929); N State St. (Bataan Corregidor Memorial Bridge) - 65 (1949); and W Randolph St. - 30 (1984). The museum will feature a special display about the history of these fascinating movable bridges, and free souvenir magnets will be offered while supplies last. Jim Phillips of Chicago Loop Bridges will also be available to answer questions.

The museum is located at 376 N. Michigan Ave in the SW bridgehouse of the Du Sable Bridge (also known as the Michigan Avenue Bridge), shown in the photo at left. Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, the museum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridge house and the inner workings of Chicago’s most famous bridge. 
For more information about the event, contact Jim Phillips at 312.540.0696 or