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Michigan Avenue Bridge

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Address: Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
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Description: The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.
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If you are walking Michigan Ave, be sure to take time to stop on the bridge and look up and down the river. If you are the least bit interested in architecture, the views are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you are walking Michigan Ave, be sure to take time to stop on the bridge and look up and down the river. If you are the least bit interested in architecture, the views are awesome!

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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk too. Amazing view of the river and riverwalk great place for a photo. This was one of the first places we walked to. Very impressive and its free.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went for St. Patrick day when they dye the river green lots of fun and excitement the parade is fantastic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place for photos and view of the river, quick access to water taxis, buses, city information, lots of restaurants, and more!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you're planning on crossing the Michigan Ave. bridge, get ready for big crowds. Big crowds all over the place. There will most likely be a street performer (or group of street performers) blocking traffic and making things difficult to navigate.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like to people watch there is so much going on around this area. The view from the bridge is very nice as well. With one child who was scared of heights it was a challenge getting her across but other wise cool to see

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Always busy and great for people watching. Street magician was performing the day we went. You can do a loveley walk along the river from here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice views, it's a bridge, it didn't crumble, I didn't die. Therefore, it fulfills its job as a bridge and more!

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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Everyone sees these bridges on TV. But they are much more impressive being there and walking across them. A very exciting experience in Downtown Chicago.

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Paragould, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you have the time during your trip to Chicago check out this area, especially the beautiful bridge.

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