Author Patrick McBriarty will present the history of Chicago's bridges from the first wood footbridge, built by a tavern owner in 1832, to the iconic steel and concrete spans of today crossing the Chicago River.  Learn why Chicago is the Drawbridge Capital of the World.


Copies of this book, his children's books, and the DVD Chicago Drawbridges will be available for sale and signing by the author at the event.

Chicago River Bridges Presentation

Thursday, July14 at 1:30 pm &  3:00 pm 

​Des Plaines History Center 
781 Pearson Street
Des Plaines,IL 60016

PAST Events - July - Dec. 2016