Contest to win night at Chicago bridgehouse

February 23, 2012 4:51:07 AM PST
If you've ever wanted to hang out at a Chicago bridgehouse, here's your chance.

The winner of a contest to celebrate the "20th annual Chicago River Day" gets to move into the Bridgehouse Museum for 24 hours. The winner can bring three friends. Check-in is May 4.

Among the perks: a behind-the-scenes visit with operators as they lift the Michigan Avenue bridge.

Contestants must submit an essay about their hope for the river's future. Entries are due March 15th. You'll find a link to the application on