The lifting of Chicago’s iconic bridges every fall marks the end of the boating season in Chicago.

The scheduled lifts allow recreational boats access for their trip south for the winter.
The boats leave lakefront harbors and go to winter storage yards.

Each of the 27 bridges will be lifted individually at an average of 8 to 12 minutes per lift.

The bridge lifts are scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays until November 15th.

Your best bet to see the bridge lifts is aboard our 10 a.m. Architectural Cruise on Wednesdays and Saturdays.