Fall Bridge Lift Information

Bridge Clearance

92nd Street Bridge: 19.1'
95th Street Bridge: 23.6'
N/S 5 Railroad Bridge on the Calumet River: 23.8’

  • All 3 bridge tenders monitor Channel 16 and will speak with you on Channel 12.
  • Radio the bridges when you get inside the break wall (leaving the lake and entering the river).
  • State your boat name and that you have entered the river and are travelling inbound to Skyway Yacht Works’ slip.
  • Request a bridge lift from the 92nd Street Bridge, the 95th Street Bridge, and the N/S 5 Railroad Bridge on the Calumet River.

Warning

DO NOT follow a commercial vessel through the bridges without contacting the bridge first! If the N/S 5 Railroad Bridge does NOT know a sailboat is travelling under their bridge, it is possible your mast will NOT clear!!

DO NOT travel through the N/S 5 Railroad Bridge until the bridge has been completely raised—it is possible the mast will NOT clear if the bridge is not fully raised!!

All 3 bridges work together in an effort to make travel up the river run smoothly.

If you have difficulty with the bridges—call us and we can help!

Safe Travels,
Team Skyway

Contact Us

Skyway Yacht Works
9864 South Avenue N
Chicago, Illinois  60617
T | 773-734-7777
F | 773-721-4138


Hours

Winter

January 4 – March 15
Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm

Spring

March 16 – June 15
Monday-Sunday: 8am-5pm

Summer

June 16 – September 15
Monday–Friday: 8am-4pm

Fall

September 16 – December 19
Monday-Sunday: 8am-5pm

Closed

November 22 – November 25
December 20 – January 3
Memorial Day – May 27
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – September 2


How to Get to Skyway

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Metra Trains (93rd St)
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