The Chicago River Bridges Presentation


The Chicago River Bridge Presentation, by author and bridge historian Patrick McBriarty, is a multimedia presentation on the importance of the bridges in the development of the Windy City from the first wood footbridge, built by a tavern owner in 1832, to the engineering and architectural marvels spanning the Chicago River today.

Based on his award-winning book, Chicago River Bridges. Learn how Chicago emerged as the drawbridge capital of the world with stories of floods, fire, politics, and bridge innovations.

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