01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
18 October 2023

Technical tour: Chicago-style Bascule Bridge Tour

The first Chicago-style Bascule Bridge was opened in 1902 at Cortland Street (known as Clybourn Place back then) and is still in operation today. This bridge was the first of its kind to be awarded landmark status by the ASCE, granted in October 1989. This tour will take you inside one of the many bascule bridges in the Loop over the Chicago River. On this tour, you will learn about the mechanics of how Chicago-type Bascule Bridges operate as well as the history of how these bridges came to be. The tour will be led by leadership within the City of Chicago Department of Transportation Bureau of Bridges.

Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. You will be walking into the bridge.

This ticket must be purchased in addition to full registration.

EB: $60 | ADV: $70 | ONS:  $80