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Michigan Avenue Bridge

Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #47 of 304 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Owner description: The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.
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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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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916 attraction reviews
881 helpful votes 881 helpful votes
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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108 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Plymouth, Minnesota
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The views from the bridge are very nice. That and the fact that this bridge connect the loop with the North side of the river makes it a great point to pass and even spend some time.

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Querétaro, Queretaro, Mexico
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31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are one of those travelers that want to make pitt stops in every mandatory photo opp in the city. This is one. A beautiful bridge. Better at sunset and fun to walk trough. A Chicago landmark.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As bridges go, this isn't exactly beautiful. The structure is simple and there is nothing about hte bridge to really admire. However it is what you see from the bridge which makes it great. Fab views up and down the river, along with some great skylines up above. Enjoyed taking pictures here and watching the world go by

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