Ram's heads atop bridge houses..
Also interesting are these garlanded Ram's heads, on top of the bridgehouses..
These are very similar to the ornamentation atop the Michigan Avenue bridgehouses.. Are these Egyptian influence on Chicago's art scene, where Ram's head is often used to depict the Egyptian sun God, Amun. The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922, had it's influence on everything, and Chicago was no exception. There is also the stepped pyramid-like formation. These are just my guesses. I have not found any information on these.
View of the 18th Street bridge..
The Roosevelt bridge also provides an outstanding view of the 18th Street bridge, a beautiful Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River..
For more on the Roosevelt Road bridge.. click here..