Chicago: The Y-Symbol / Municipal Device

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The Y-symbol can be found all over the Chicago city, on the bridges, fences and public buildings. It is officially know as the “Municipal Device” and is a symbol of civic pride.
So what’s the Y-symbol?

 

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Wolf Point & Y -Symbol

Wolf Point & Y -Symbol

 

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What is Y-symbol?
Y-Symbol represents the three branches of Chicago River, which forms an alphabet Y topography at the “Wolf Point”, where the main branch of the river, divides into the North and South branches. The Y-symbol is the symbol of the City of Chicago.
Inverted Y-Symbol.
At some places, inverted Y-symbol can be seen, with vertical stripe on top. It represents the reversal of the flow of Chicago River.
For more on “Wolf Point”, click here..

 

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Y-symbol at Franklin Street bridge..

Y-symbol at Franklin Street bridge..

 


 

The Y-Symbol / Municipal Device

 


 

 


 

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