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Michigan Avenue Bridge

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Address: Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Description: The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.
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Chicago's Green River on St. Patrick's Day

Aricle By Jacqueline Jax I think I checked another event off my bucket list. Downtown Chicago was a sea of green as thousands flocked to the Loop for the city’s annual St... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Miami, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Aricle By Jacqueline Jax I think I checked another event off my bucket list. Downtown Chicago was a sea of green as thousands flocked to the Loop for the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Leading off the festivities was the dyeing of the Chicago River; an event dating back to 1962, when Mayor Richard J. Daley and Stephen M.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Photograohers paradise they can truly get great shops from both sides with all of the high rises that made chicago famous

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Didn't get to see the bridge open, however, did get the opportunity to take pics of the frozen lake, bird's eye view.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

One size fits overlooks the lake and the other side overlooks the river going through with all the high rises definitely the best photo-opt in town

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Flushing, Michigan, United States
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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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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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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