Day 19: Lake Shore Drive Bridge

The Lake Shore Drive bridge…a product of depression relief funds.  Started in 1929, the bridge wasn’t completed until 1937 due to a halt in construction until Federal Aid funded the completion of the bridge.  At the time of its construction it was the longest and widest bascule bridge, with the addition of the lower deck of the bridge (where the picture was taken) the bridge also claimed the title of heaviest in the world as well. Deemed as a historic landmark, this bridge really is a spectacular structure.  Each May you can experience the a ride across the top of the bridge on your bike during the annual Bike The Drive.

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