Right on cue, Labor Day weekend saw temperatures drop about 20 degrees from recent weeks. What better way to enjoy these refreshing cooler days than a nice walking tour of Chicago's iconic drawbridges over the Chicago River?
Beginning in September, visitors can go on two Saturday tours which coincide with "drawbridge season," when boaters begin taking their boats from Lake Michigan, up the river into winter storage.
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8:45am - The Meet The Bridge Lift Tour takes place on Saturdays in September and continues into October. The tour costs is $10 and lasts approximately 75 minutes.
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- The Loop Bridges Walking Tour take place each
Saturday in September*.
This tour is $12 and lasts approximately 2 hours.
walking portion will cover about 1.5 miles. The tour
concludes with a free water taxi ride back to the starting
*This tour does not extend into
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Both tours are sponsored by the Friends of the Chicago River and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 312-939-0490, ext. 23.
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