Contrasts in Time
South Branch Chicago River 1929 and Today

Looking north from the W. Jackson Blvd. bridge (W. Monroe is at the second bridgehouse visible in the background)

The photograph above shows a view of the South Branch looking north from the deck of the W. Jackson Blvd. bridge.

The Chicago Daily News photograph, linked to this page, shows a view taken from the W. Adams St. bridge (first bridge in the background in the photo above). The bridge visible in the photograph is the W. Monroe St. bridge. Both the Daily News Building (now known as 2 N. Riverside Plaza - left of river) and the Lyric Opera Building (right of river) are under construction in this photograph.