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Michigan Avenue Bridge

Address: Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #32 of 309 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to...
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.
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Flushing, Michigan, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We walked the bridge twice this weekend. It has alot of history. Make sure you stop and read the history. Too bad we didn't get to see the bridge open up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The bridge gave us easy access from our hotel to the shops, department stores and restaurants on the Miracle Mile of Michigan Ave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The bridge provides a great view from both sides. We took some great pics - definitely worth a visit :)

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Gunpowder, MD
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I really did not find a lot about this area that I thought was outstanding. It was OK. Not bad and not great.

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Germany
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Every Wednesday and Saturday they lift up the bridges across Chicago river. It is impressive how all the 5-6 old bridges raise very fast to give way to the boat, ships and what ever wants to pass across. If you are lucky, they lift it at night, which is even more impressive with all the lights on.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The bridge is an excellent "starting point" for any walking tour of the City -- is located right on the famous Michigan Avenue (often referred to as the "Magnificent Mile"). Head south to the Art Institute and the Chicago Bean. Head north to all the branded/logo stores that you know. There are two famous buildings right at the bridge --... More 

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Tennessee
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31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is right above the water. There are plenty of photo opportunity shoots and of the scenery in general. There are other things to view in the nooks and crannies that you wouldn't find in the car that can only be discovered wandering by foot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was a beautiful work of art. I know it's a bridge but it is truly beautiful. We also discovered that even though this one is where all the tourists go there are several pretty bridges in Chicago. This is a must see though.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is it. Michigan Ave, view of the river up to the lake, on the other side the tall buildings and beautiful architecture that make Chicago famous. Ground central for viewing in amazement the bend of the river with Marina towers and Trump tower on one side and the older buildings south of the river. Just amazing.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Connects the Loop to the River North neighborhoods. A great way to see the cityscape by foot. This is also the southern point of the Magnificent Mile so start your trek of this shopping avenue here. You can walk to the lower level and stroll along the Riverwalk to be right next to the river. Located nearby is the Tribune... More 

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