09/16/2011 08:25 am ET | Updated Nov 16, 2011

Fall Bridge Lift Season Begins Saturday Morning

As the last vestiges of summer evaporate into the cool of fall, the city's annual migration of sail boats and subsequent bridge lifts kicks off this Saturday.

Starting at Lake Shore Drive, bridges along the Chicago River will be raised every Saturday morning starting at 9 and Wednesday mornings at 9:30, to allow these high masted vessels to travel from Lake Michigan down the main and south branches of the Chicago River to their winter dry docks.

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