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    The La Salle Street Bridge is the third longest in the Chicago (if you ignore the ridiculously categorized Skyway) and only the Michigan Ave. Bridge features 4 bridgetowers like this one.

    This bridge along with the similar Clark and Franklin Bridges are perhaps the three most beautiful examples of the pony truss bascule bridge in Chicago. The graceful curve of the top chord or the truss system helps to establish the unique shapes that make these bridges famous, and the bridgetender buildings for these bridges are among the more ornate and well-preserved examples in Chicago.

    In the background, you can see the Clark St. Bridge mirroring the shape and design of La Salle.

    I've always loved the bridges in Chicago but due to their locations and the buildings around them it isn't always easy to capture their elegance in a single photograph. So this time I didn't try - this panoramic view is 18 images stitched together.

    Click here to see this larger and on a black background.

    Tender & endangered Cow/Horse of Dimness, and 33 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Light Echoes 34 months ago | reply

      Super work!

      Great image.

    2. Stephen Boodram 34 months ago | reply

      That is a labor of love! And emptied out - not an easy task in that location. Just a great job all around...

    3. The New No. 2 34 months ago | reply

      Thanks! Waiting for it to empty out isn't easy, but early on a Sunday morning there aren't too many cars going by.

    4. Mr. Mark 34 months ago | reply

      interesting feature, but unfortunate light.


    5. BrockLagan 34 months ago | reply

      I like pano's and this is nice on black
      But I hate grey and I want something to be happening in this pic, even if it's just a pedestrian walking across it


    6. 34 months ago | reply

      i really really don't like black and white. also yay, a bridge. so...?


    7. tenthousandsouls 34 months ago | reply

      that you had the brass to take such a pic is good. Also like the starkness of the pic. very batman. savemeh2

    8. pizzo 34 months ago | reply

      were it not for the nuclear explosion


    9. aprevite 34 months ago | reply

      love the light


    10. --Rahu-- 34 months ago | reply

      too much effort for a rather boring shot.

      -Voted deleteme6 (from the DeleteMe! group)

    11. Veet Kail 34 months ago | reply

      I like it, but the light is not my piece of cake.

      -voted as "deleteme7" (from the DeleteMe! group)

    12. piervill 34 months ago | reply

      I'm with the unfortunate light comments
      -Voted deleteme8 (from the DeleteMe! group)

    13. sotofoto. [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      the spots that the light creates, makes it look good

    14. thilbert1993 34 months ago | reply

      It's pretty but I stare at the light before the bridge.


    15. sandelion 34 months ago | reply

      Though there are definitely many flaws to make this deletable, I haven't voted in the dm pool in so long, I am feeling a soft save vote after being as horribly mean to ever other picture in the pool.

      So enjoy the soft save, based on the fact that I have always wanted to ask the el driver to stop on the bridge to see this exact view.


    16. Sighthound 34 months ago | reply

      I'm on Team Unfortunate Light

      -Voted deleteme10 (from the DeleteMe! group)

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