Green Bay Shipping, Bridges & City Deck

May 14th, 2010

I’ve loved the location of our apartment since we moved to downtown Green Bay in October for two reasons:

  1. I’ve had the opportunity to watch Green Bay’s new City Deck develop from a rough patch of industrial shoreline to its current state as a community-friendly boardwalk / bike path.
  2. Living just south of the Main Street Bridge gives my kids and me the chance to watch (with equal enthusiasm) large ocean-liners cross under these draw bridges and down the relatively narrow navigable stretch of the Fox River.

I snapped a few quick pictures with my point-and-shoot as one such ship passed by with the bridges lit up for a Friday night (click thumbnail for larger image):

Green Bay's Main Street Bridge

Ship Crossing Under Green Bay's Main Street Drawbridge

Ocean Liner Navigates Fox River in Green Bay
Green Bay's Main Street Bridge and City Deck Lit Up At Night

All told, the pass-by took about 15 minutes (much to the chagrin of the cars stuck waiting at the drawbridge), and the ship seemed to span about 2/3 of the distance between the Main and Walnut Street bridges (2 city blocks).