Contrasts in Time
Main Branch of the Chicago River 1927 and Today

Looking west from the second deck of the N. Michigan Ave. bridge

The photograph above shows a view of the Chicago River west of the Michigan Ave. bridge. The closest bridge seen in this photo is at N. Wabash Ave.

The Chicago Daily News photograph, linked to this page, shows a similar view taken in 1927. The nearest bridge in the historic photo is the rolling lift bridge at N. State St. The N. Wabash St. bridge was completed in 1930.