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Seem Never Satisfied was uploaded to Flickr

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Macro closeup via Olloclip lens

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I took Seem Never Satisfied on July 05, 2014 at 04:57PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 05, 2014 at 09:57PM

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July 6th, 2014 at 12:26 am

Caught in Your Symmetries was uploaded to Flickr

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Hipstamatic macro with an Olloclip lens

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I took Caught in Your Symmetries on July 01, 2014 at 01:45PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 05, 2014 at 09:58PM

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July 6th, 2014 at 12:26 am

Across The Evening Sky All The Birds Are Leaving – Polapan Blue was uploaded to Flickr

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fog, S. Michigan Avenue.

Polapan version

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I took Across The Evening Sky All The Birds Are Leaving – Polapan Blue on June 26, 2014 at 07:38PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 27, 2014 at 03:39PM

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June 28th, 2014 at 8:33 am

Replacement Of Division Street Bridge Begins Monday

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Division Street Bridge in need of repair
Division Street Bridge in need of repair

Per Chuck Sudo of the Chicagoist, the Division Street Bridge lost its race to collapse before being repaired…

Starting Monday crews will begin demolishing Division Street Bridge near Goose Island. The city will be replacing the 111-year-old Bascule Bridge with an interim span while building a permanent Bascule replacement. The bridge was originally built in 1903 and has served as an integral link across Goose Island for cars, bikes, pedestrians and trains over the years, but currently isn’t wide enough to accommodate the size and flow of modern traffic. The Division Street Bridge is one of several Bascule bridges that made the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois’ 2013 list of the 10 most endangered historic places in the state.

(click here to continue reading Replacement Of Division Street Bridge Begins Monday: Chicagoist.)

Per Historic Bridges, this bridge was last rehabbed in 1992, but as these photos demonstrate, the bridge is a little rickety.

Somebody's Lunch
Somebody’s Lunch

Division Street Bridge
Division Street Bridge

Division Street Bridge
Division Street Bridge

Circumstantial Evidence - Panatomic X

Circumstantial Evidence – Panatomic X

Division Street Bridge is still Standing
Division Street Bridge is still Standing

String and Steel Melodies
String and Steel Melodies

More history:

Crossing the North Branch Chicago River Canal onto or off of Goose Island, this is one of the very first highway bascule bridges built in Chicago, constructed just a couple years after Cortland Street. Given the influence that Chicago’s development of the bascule bridge had on bridge construction nationwide, this prototypical example of a Chicago type trunnion bascule bridge is nationally significant and its preservation should be given a paramount level of priority.

 Roemheld & Gallery of Chicago were both the designers and builders of the bridge. This bridge is similar to bridges like Cortland Street, but it has one very unusual and distinctive characteristic which sets it aside from these other bridges. The overhead sway/portal bracing for this bridge is composed of simple plate steel with decorative designs on them that includes an upside-down “Y” design with a circle around it that is used in Chicago to refer to the three branches of the Chicago River. The symbol became an officially designated symbol appearing in Chicago’s municipal code as the “Municipal Device.” Easy to miss unless you are looking for it, the symbol can be found on buildings and structures throughout the city including on a few other bridges. This Division Street Bridge however is the only bridge in the entire city that includes this design in its overhead bracing. The bridge is different from the other early bascule bridges including the bascule bridge in sight of this one also on Division Street, which have a more intricate network of built-up sections of v-laced and latticed steel for bracing. The plates with the Municipal Device symbol on this bridge are an interesting and decorative element that adds a lot to the bridge.

(click here to continue reading Division Street North Branch Canal Bridge (Division Street Eastern Bridge) – HistoricBridges.org.)

Written by Seth Anderson

June 27th, 2014 at 10:23 am

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Congress Hotel in the Fog was uploaded to Flickr

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Another entry into the "Building Signs Not As Obnoxious as the Trump Stamp" series

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I took Congress Hotel in the Fog on June 22, 2014 at 08:51PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 27, 2014 at 02:44AM

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June 27th, 2014 at 9:08 am

London Guarantee & Accident Bldg was uploaded to Flickr

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a/k/a Crain Communications Building, and f/k/a Stone Container Building. A Chicago Landmark building.

Wacker and Michigan. More tasteful than the Trump Stamp

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I took London Guarantee & Accident Bldg on June 20, 2014 at 01:36PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 22, 2014 at 12:03AM

Needed Somewhere To Go was uploaded to Flickr

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jogger, underpass, W. Randolph St.

Solarized in Photoshop

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I took Needed Somewhere To Go on June 20, 2014 at 01:11PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 20, 2014 at 09:15PM

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June 21st, 2014 at 9:33 am

Musicians on Robert Allan II was uploaded to Flickr

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South Branch, Chicago River

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I took Musicians on Robert Allan II on May 10, 2014 at 08:07PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 19, 2014 at 04:20PM

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June 21st, 2014 at 9:33 am

West Wind Blowing Ill – Redux was uploaded to Flickr

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another view of the now defunct Fisk Generating Plant spewing mercury and what-not over our fair city…

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I took West Wind Blowing Ill – Redux on January 14, 2012 at 05:44PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 16, 2014 at 02:59PM

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June 17th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Pump Room at Public Chicago was uploaded to Flickr

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Goofing around with Analog Efex Pro.

The original was opened in 1938, per Wikipedia but this is a revamped version. I actually only used their bathroom facilities…

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I took Pump Room at Public Chicago on June 15, 2014 at 05:45PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 16, 2014 at 09:02PM

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June 17th, 2014 at 8:55 am

Dreaming of The Funeral of Amenhotep was uploaded to Flickr

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Street art, Wicker Park somewhere, or maybe W. Chicago Avenue. Actual title and artist unknown.

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I took Dreaming of The Funeral of Amenhotep on September 09, 2011 at 02:13PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 13, 2014 at 08:38PM

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June 16th, 2014 at 8:27 am

A Sight For Sore Eyes was uploaded to Flickr

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Marty checks out a hologram, Museum of Holography, Chicago.

The museum is closed, btw.
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I took A Sight For Sore Eyes on September 09, 2011 at 01:32PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 13, 2014 at 03:08PM

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June 14th, 2014 at 9:38 am

Lost Time Is Not Found Again was uploaded to Flickr

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Kinzie St Bridge over the Chicago River

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I took Lost Time Is Not Found Again on April 20, 2014 at 07:07PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 25, 2014 at 05:45PM

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June 9th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Lift Your Skinny Boat Like An Antenna To Heaven was uploaded to Flickr

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I was biking so didn’t have my Nikon, but for some reason, there was a boat on a crane over the Van Buren bridge

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I took Lift Your Skinny Boat Like An Antenna To Heaven on June 05, 2014 at 08:30PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 06, 2014 at 03:24AM

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June 6th, 2014 at 9:42 am

Dusk At Mary Bartelme Park was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop

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I took Dusk At Mary Bartelme Park on May 31, 2014 at 09:39PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 01, 2014 at 05:25PM

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June 1st, 2014 at 10:35 am