A homeless man lived for three years in the spaces between the girders of a drawbridge, complete with working TV and Playstation, holding on to the beams every time the bridge raised and lowered
Buying a house or even leasing an apartment can be pretty expensive. There are hundreds of thousands of people who are homeless in the United States who can attest to this.
For the most part, these people struggle to find a place to stay, but there are some who find little places to call their own.
A great example of this is Richard Dorsay, a man who lived in a wooden shack built into the beams and girders of the drawbridge that crosses the Chicago River on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.
Dorsay really did make this place his own. He lived there for three or maybe four years before finally being caught and evicted. He had a setup that included a television, microwave, space heater and Playstation. To get electricity for these, he tapped into the bridge's electricity.
This place wouldn't be the home for everyone, regardless of size. Every time the bridge was raised, he would have to hold on and brace himself to help from falling.
"The first time it was scary," Dorsay said. "After that, it was almost like riding a Ferris wheel."