Although I've been to Chicago probably a
dozen times I've also thought just like everyone else--the Chicago
River is big, divides The Loop from River North, flows into Lake
Michigan and is probably pretty nasty. Wow, I couldn't be more
wrong. AND, it has a great story too!
While waiting for the Architecture Boat
Tour I learned from a plaque that they reversed the flow of the
Chicago River in 1900. Huh? How did they do that??
The tour provided a few bits of info but with my geography training
I still had a lot of questions.
One other thing you notice about the
Chicago River is that they sure did build a lot of really cool
bridges to get across it at all points around the city. The
one you see here is Lake Shore Drive.