Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Warm Welcome (But Very Old)

These old ore bridges and blast furnaces are the first things that greet you coming back into Chicago if you come in through the Skyway, although they actually belong to Gary, Indiana, our neighbor to the southeast. The Skyway is a toll road that connects the Indiana Interstate to Chicago's expressways. Gary was founded in 1906 by the US Steel Corporation. (click to see their collection of archived photos.)


  1. In June, I took the Skyway on the way to Michigan..It took me 2 1/2 hours to go 60 miles....grrrrrr....I HATE that! I saw a lot of these then!

  2. My sister lives in Hanover Park. The last time we visited there was alot of construction at I65 and I80 so wemt up to the skyway. A fun drive, but very slow.

  3. Wow. Some massive cable assemblies.

    If you happened to visit my blog yesterday on the occasion of our 52nd birthday, I want to thank you for stopping. "Thanks."

  4. Brilliant and superb photo. You have a great talent and your blog is really enjoyable.
    I loved the 1957 Chevrolet. In Australia, they are collectors items.
    It was also nice of you to put Mr. Lincoln's great/g/g/g/ grandfather on, the other day. Merci Madame !

  5. For a detailed look at Gary, Indiana (both the good and the bad) permit me to call your attention to a web site which provides extensive information on the

    Ethnic diversity
    Past & Present People/Places/Events

    of the "Steel City," Gary, Indiana. Of course U.S. Steel is covered, particularly the "World's Largest Plate Mill," the 210 inch Plate Mill. The site gives a thorough and understandable explanation of how steel is made. It also details the tragic story of the 1981 murder of Gary Police Lt. George Yaros. The web site has many photos and does permits users to contibute/participate in a blog.

    The web site is Dave's Den

    The web site url is