Contrasts in Time
North Clark St. 1929 and Today

Looking north across the N. Clark Street bridge

The photograph above shows a view of the Clark St. bridge today.

The Chicago Daily News photograph, linked to this page, shows a similar view taken when the bridge was near completion in 1929. As you view the old photograph, you will notice street cars crossing the bridge; the location of the temporary bridge houses of the newly completed bridge are on opposite corners when compared with today's view; and the remains of the center pier of the old swing bridge is still in place. The building on the left side of the bridge in both photos is the Reid-Murdock Center built in 1914.