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06/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bridge Season In Chicago: Up Go The Bridges, Stop Go The Cars

It's officially bridge season again in Chicago.

Every spring and fall in Chicago, the city schedules days and times when bridges over the Chicago River will be raised to allow sail boats with masts too high to go under city bridges, to move into and from Lake Michigan.

Obviously, spring sees local boat captains bringing their ships out of dry dock and back into the lake for the warm weather boating season. Of course, in the fall, the boats depart the lake in advance of the icy waters of winter.

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