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Michigan Avenue Bridge

Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #50 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges
Traveler Description: The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.  The friezes on the bridgetender towers are well executed but the subject... more »
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
66 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Whether you are viewing it from the water, from afar or walking across it, this bridge is synonymous with Chicago. We were lucky enough to be there on one of the few days when the bridges are raised to let the moored boats out for summer.

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Chicago
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210 attraction reviews
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have walked across this bridge many times. Walking across the bridge makes you feel you are going back in time. It first opened to traffic in 1920. The beautiful Michigan Avenue Bridge connects Chicago's north and south and accommodates thousands of cars and foot passengers each day. The bridge was considered an engineering marvel of its time and engineers... More

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Philadelphia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The towers on each end of the bridge tell stories. Below the bridge are ever changing scenes as the river flows by. The bridge itself has wide sidewalks so the walker never feels overpowered by vehicular travel.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a good place to stop and take pictures on your way by. Good waterway and skyscraper views. The river was filled with boats for the architectural and cityscape tours.

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18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This has a really good view for you to take pictures and there are some stores near. But that's all, there is nothing very special to it so don't expect much

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just walking on Michigan Ave. worth visiting Chicago. You can find everything here and exercise your legs and your eyes. Dont' miss the bean on Millenium Park and the Fountain

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visited Chicago many times. I like the architecture is the city and this bridge is one of the things you have to see, nothing really special.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Wonderful view from the bridge. It snowed one day during our visit but you enjoyed the view from the bridge.

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Hurth, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

You got quite good looks and you can walk over it. It is quite old but, well...it's a bridge. :) Nevertheless, if you visit Chicago, you should have been here!

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Belleville, IL
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Awesome view from the bridge. It was cold and windy while I was there. I could just imagine how great it would be in warmer weather. A must see photo spot in Chicago. Make sure you take in the whole 360 degree view.

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