Images from Tim Olk aboard Chicago Engine 2 the Christopher Wheatley during the air and water show.
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The Chicago Tribune has a brief article about a bridge worker that fell into a void space that houses a bridge’s counter weights at Randolph Avenue this morning:
A bridge worker was injured this morning after he fell 15 feet as he was working on the Randolph Street bridge on the Chicago River, officials said.
The Chicago Department of Transportation worker fell at about 11:30 a.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Joseph Roccasalva.
The man, 59, fell into a hole on the bank of the river where the bridge’s counter-balance weights are located, allowing it to be raised and lowered, Roccasalva said.
The bridge had been lifted as workers did spring maintenance, said Roccasalva.
The worker suffered multiple injures and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at about noon in serious-to-critical condition as a precaution, said Roccasalva. The man’s injuries were not considered life-threatening and his condition was stabilized, he said.
Larry Shapiro arrived on the opposite side of the river as Engine 2 arrived, but after the worker had been rescued. Here are a few images.
This from Jamie Moncrief:
Wanted to share these fire boat photos I took on Sat. Dec 28, 2013 – while walking along the river, we spotted the Chicago Engine 2 fire boat “Christopher Wheatley” heading out - thirty minutes later, we were able to see her on Lake Michigan from the top of the Hancock Building.Best wishes to her and her crew!Jamie MoncriefStreeterville, Chicago
The Chicago Fire Department deployed Engine 2 (The Christopher Wheatley) and land-based engine companies on Sunday to cool down several bridges that would not close properly due to the high heat. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. was in the city and submitted several images.
While on a visit to the Door County Maritime Museum, Drew Smith found a photo hanging on the wall depicting the Victor Schlaeger and the Joseph Medill side by side in dry dock. Drew took photos of the photo … and submitted them for all to see. While he was there, he met an older gentleman that worked on building both of the boats.
Even though Chicago Engine 2, the fireboat Christopher Wheatley was dedicated and entered into service last month, the addition has just been made to the website listing it with 6-8-8 and Engine 58 (OOS) at the Chicago Marine Safety Station at 250 N. Breakwater Access.
From atop a downtown high-rise, Dan McInerney submitted an interesting image showing Engine 2, the new fire boat, docked outside the marine headquarters. Behind Engine 2, Engine 58 is visible as is a small Coast Guard vessle leaving to go on patrol.
Dan McInerney found several links which offer images and information about the current and past Chicago fire boats.
Here are some websites that have some info on CFD’s former boat fleet.Pictures of current/former boats:Info and location of the Joseph Medill:http://www.waymarking.com/wm/search.aspx?f=1&lat=45.7452466&lon=-87.0645801&t=3&id=escanaba+mi&kw=fireboat%20medill&st=2The Medill can be seen on Google Maps Street View at the corner of 1st Ave and 6th street in Escanba, MI. (682 1st Avenue North, Escanaba, MI)And the Fred Busse: