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Michigan Avenue Bridge

Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #46 of 361 attractions in Chicago
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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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Hurth, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

One of the best photo spots in the city. It´s just a perfect spot so the city can look it´s best. If you can be there when the bridge is up ad there is boat beneath, even better.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

It's always the most simple things that are the best. Walking the bridge and walking around the water is so relaxing, and even better ... its free!

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Hong Kong, China
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121 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities and the Michigan Avenue Bridge is one of the most iconic places and where the most pictures are taken from. It is take you from beautiful parks across the river to the Magnificent Mile for shopping/dining or visa versa.

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Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

As a local you don't see the bridges as anything special, just a part of everyday life and travel in the city. I only get to see them as anything different when friends come into town and love the different river bridges and the views from them. I think as a Chicagoan we are spoiled to see all of the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A lady told me that every autumn day all bridges go up in the morning so that boats can pass to Lake Michigan. I thought she's joking but with only ten minutes to wait I gave it a shot and stayed. It was really a fun thing to watch and many locals came to watch as well. If you can,... More

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Haslett
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is one of the most beautiuful views of the city--night or day, summer, fall or freezing winter night. You'll never be disappointed.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a beautiful bridge with a magnificent view of the Chicago River and the buildings surrounding it. If you are doing anything in downtown Chicago, you can’t miss it. We went on a Wendella boat tour which started below the bridge, so we had some time to look around and enjoy this area. The bridge is lovely for its... More

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We walked over the Michigan Avenue Bridge several times on our visit this past summer. The view in both directions was great and the sidewalks were filled with people going to work with their Starbucks coffee in hand.

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