This is the first broadcast outside of Chicago so let your friends and family in the Milwaukee Area know to tune in and catch these broadcasts!

Who knows when it will be shown again!

Tune in to Milwaukee Public Television on Channel 36.1 to see Chicago Drawbridges

Milwaukee Broadcast:

On Friday, December 27, 2013 at 8 pm AND again

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9 pm

512 W. Layton Avenue in Milwaukee, WI

Special thanks to Ralph for providing the venue.

Broadcast Viewing Party:

On Saturday, December 28, 2013  from 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Pat & Matt McBriarty hosted a viewing party to watch the documentary Chicago Drawbridges at Beer Belly's Pub in Milwaukee.


On Thursday December 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

at the West Town Branch of the

in the Millennium Room of the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602 He sign of copies of the just released Chicago River Bridges after the talk.

Bridge Talk:

On Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Patrick McBriarty gave a talk for their Brown Bag Luncheon on Chicago Bridges for

Author, co-producer, and CYC member Patrick McBriarty was on-hand answering questions and signing copies of the DVD and companion book Chicago River Bridges.


On Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

the Associates Committee sponsored a screening of the documentary Chicago Drawbridges at the Chicago Yacht Club's Belmont Station

at 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 250 in Chicago

This talk was open to all AIA members and non-members.

For more details go to:

AIA Events!

Bridge Talk:

On Thursday, November 14, 2013

Patrick McBriarty will gave a lecture on the history and architecture of Chicago's Bridges at

1 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago Patrick McBriarty signed books and talked with folks about Chicago River Bridges.  Patrick also signed additional books that remained on sale at the store.

Book Signing:

On Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 5:30 to 7pm

at Barnes & Noble -- DePaul University Loop Campus Bookstore

As part of WYCC's December Pledge Drive co-creators Stephen Hatch and Patrick McBriarty were interviewed during the breaks about the film and filmmaking process.  Each of the four segments really turned out nicely and provide behind the scenes insights to the project and the bridges.

On Chicago Public Television

WYCC - Station 20 of

Chicago Drawbridges.

Chicago Broadcast:

Monday, December 2, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Located at 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. on Chicago's north side in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Afterward Patrick had the books Chicago River Bridges and Bridges of All Kinds on hand to sell and sign copies.

Book Talk:

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Patrick McBriarty gave a presentation on Chicago's bridges at the Sulzer Regional -- Chicago Public Library.

followed by Q&A with the filmmakers Stephen Hatch and Patrick McBriarty. This event was Free and Open to the Public.

Screened the documentary

Patrick was there with his publishers discussing and signing his book Chicago River Bridges.

Trade Show at Navy Pier on Chicago's Lakefront

Trade Show Appearance:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

author Patrick McBriarty was at the University of Illinois Press Booth of the Annual

Special Event: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. author Patrick McBriarty in a launch of his new bookChicago River Bridges signed many dozens of books and talked to patrons.

The University of Illinois Press was on-hand selling books.

the bridges especially early that morning when the bridge lifted.  The boat run from Saturday was move to Sunday and the Michigan Avenue Bridge opened at about 9:15 a.m.  A group of us watched from the Gear Room as the gears turned to open the bridge tipping the counterweight into the pit to raise the roadway.  If you missed it the Museum will open again next May 2014.

The bridgehouse museum will be Free and Open to the public all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This was a great even with steady book sales and great discussion of

Book Launch:

On Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sponsored by Patrick T. McBriarty A FREE ADMISSION to the

forward to talking with more students in the near future and Chicago's bridges.  Thanks Latin School!

The event went very well as the kids were fully engaged and asked many good questions.  It was a great experience and looking

Bridge Talk:

On Monday morning, October 28, 2013

Patrick McBriarty gave a Presentation about Chicago's Bridges to several classes of 3rd Graders and High School Seniors at the

The book Chicago River Bridges, DVD Chicago Drawbridges, and children's book Bridges of All Kinds sold well after the presentation. Patrick signed all copies sold. The event was held at Jak's Tap at 901 W. Jefferson in Chicago.

Originally the talk was to be given at the Chicago Maritime Museum but was moved since CMM is currently in the process of re-locating from the Helix Building to the Bridgeport Arts Center on Bubbly Creek.

(If your organization would like a similar presentation contact us to schedule a date.)

Bridge Talk:

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Patrick McBriarty gave a well received talk and presentation on Chicago's Bridges to the

The Chicago Public Library's Austin-Irving Branch is located at 6100 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago.

This was free and open to the public and after the talk Patrick signed copies of his book Chicago River Bridges, the DVD Chicago Drawbridges, and his children's picture book, Bridges of All Kinds.

Bridge Talk:

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2 p.m

Patrick McBriarty gave a presentation on Chicago's Bridges for the Northwest Historical Society at the

Trade Show Appearance:

The afternoon of October 5, 2013

Patrick McBriarty was featured by the University of Illinois Press for a "Meet the Author" event  at the

located at 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago. This was a private event for University Club members only.

Well attended by over 60 very enthusiastic folks the talk was well received followed by a lively Q&A.  Following many people stayed to talk further and pick-up DVDs of Chicago Drawbridges and autographed copies of the children's picture books Bridges of All Kinds.  It was a very nice event and for the University Club held in the dramatic Cathedral Room on the club's 9th floor.

(If your organization would like a similar presentation contact us to schedule a date.)

On Thursday, August 22, 2013

Patrick McBriarty gave a lunch-time lecture on Chicago's bridges at the

This event is open to Realty Club Chicago and Union League Club of Chicago members only. (If your organization would like a similar presentation contact us to schedule a date.)

On Friday, September 13, 2013

Chicago filmmaker Stephen Hatch and author Patrick McBriarty presented to the Union League Club's -- Realty Club at their Friday Luncheon on the making of the documentary Chicago Drawbridges.  An attentive and appreciative group attended and special thanks to Steve Wasilowski of


Associates Architects

for putting this event together and introducing Stephen and I.  It was great to tell some great back stories about the trials and tribulations of making an independent film on a shoestring budget.  Thanks so much to the Realty Club for having us speak.

at 224 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago.

The program is free and open to the public so all are welcome to attend. For more details go to:

CAF Lunch Talks!

On Wednesday,
September 25, 2013
Patrick McBriarty will gave a lunch-time talk on Chicago's Bridges to an enthuastic crowd of over 100 people followed by Q&A and book signing of his just released book Chicago River Bridges.  The book, companion DVD Chicago Drawbridges, and children's picture book Bridges of All Kinds are all available in the CAF Shop.

Special thanks to Nancy Ross and Steve Hoover at CEF for involving us and also to special guests and project Architects Carri Andrews and Bill Grosche from Johnson Lasky Architects.

The event was in the Main Dining Room on the 6th Floor of the

On Wendesday evening, September 25, 2013

Hatch Werks Films' rough cut of the

Rehabilitation of the Wells Street Bridge was featured at the Chicago Engineers Foundation 50th Anniversary and Scholarship Fundraiser. It was a great event attended by over 100 engineers, architects, and supporters--both Union League members and non-members.

The event was well attended and provided good discussions with independent booksellers from around the Midwest.

The trade show, conference, and celebration of independent bookselling was hosted by the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association and the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association.

Patrick and his newly released book Chicago River Bridges was at the Abraham Associates Table (distributors of University of Illinois Press books). at Crowne Plaza O'Hare, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont IL.