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Michigan Avenue Bridge

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Address: Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Description: The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.
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A sturdy, good bridge with some great views of the city.

I'm not entirely sure how to review a bridge. It holds cars and traffic well. As far as pedestrians go, it offers amazing views while keeping you out of the Chicago River. It has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not entirely sure how to review a bridge. It holds cars and traffic well. As far as pedestrians go, it offers amazing views while keeping you out of the Chicago River. It has some great photo opportunities. As a bonus, you can get across the river too.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely to walk, especially on St. Patrick's day. I love Chicago and highly recommend a visit but do go in the summer. Winters are brutal.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to take a walk while your out exploring the city. You might enjoying watching the rowing teams practice! So, Stop and take in the views..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a beautiful and historic bridge connecting two great areas for exploring Chicago. Take a moment to soak up the beauty of the river and the skyline.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Smack in the middle of downtown on the famous Chicago river. Nice views over the water, the lake and historic buildings like the Wrigley building or the Chicago Tribune building. A "must cross" attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Michigan Avenue Bridge offers a gorgeous view of the bustling Chicago skyline, played against the Chicago River. Flanked by flags, this bridge is spectacular!! Please see the attached photos, which speak to the beauty better than words...

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just stand on this bridge... A crossover really rather than a bridge and you can take in all parts of this gorgeous city. Bring a camera and even a selfie stick because these pictures will be momerable. See if you can capture a sightseeing boat in the photo or the Wrigley Building or Trumps newest building, residence and hotel. How... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Michigan Ave. isn't just about shopping. Make sure you take some time to walk across the Michigan Ave. Bridge to really see the true Chicago. Beautiful details and great views of the waterway. A must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Took our Engagement photos here, when your from Chicago it doesn't seem like a big deal to be on this bridge, but when you put it in retrospect it is to others. There is always someone on this bridge and it is pretty nice. I am glad I chose to have our pictures here I am thinking of getting more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I stayed in Chicago for 5 months, my first shots were in this street. Across the street from the John Hancock building and close to a seemingly unlimited amount of restaurants and bars. There's also a subway stop about 10 minutes away by foot that worked great to get multiple places. I found the this part of the city the... More 

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Address: Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side

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