Description of Lift Bridges And Silo At Calumet River
Digital Art Photo of the bridges over the Calumet River near 95th street in Chicago. These center-span lift bridges are seen from a nearby silo. Many different kinds of bridges were built along the Calumet River since its development in the 1860s. Since land and water traffic both needed throughways, this has meant the design of movable bridges. Land traffic was halted when ships needed to clear the bridge area. The Chicago skyway in the background was built to be a shortcut from State Street in Chicago to the steel mills on the Southeast border with Indiana. On exhibit with Studio 659 at the Indiana Welcome Center, April, 2012. Limited editions prints are available, contact me for details.