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Michigan Avenue Bridge

Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #57 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
108 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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28 helpful votes 28 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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464 attraction reviews
1,009 helpful votes 1,009 helpful votes
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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488 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a MAGNIFICANT bridge that goes over the Chicago river you can stand on the bridge and not only have a nun obstructed view of the city but you can watch the boats go under the bridge.

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Victoria, Canada
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177 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I am one who believes that a city needs a waterfront. How lucky is Chicago that she is blessed with TWO ... the river and the lake. I walked out to the bridge from the South Loop early this morning, feeling just a little bit crazy to walk so far to step on the bridge, and then I was there... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Walked across the lower level after the Chicago's First Lady Architectural boat cruise. It was a unique feeling-- so close to the river. The design is amazing. At the bottom of the north side (the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower side), go down the stairs to the left, and catch a Cheezborger at the Billy Goat Tavern.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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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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