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Michigan Avenue Bridge

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Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Address: Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
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The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to...

The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.

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The bridge and river are great locations for viewing the city, activity on the river, people watching.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The bridge and river are great locations for viewing the city, activity on the river, people watching.

Thank edwardp283
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect spot right bellow the bridge, where you can take a break from your Michigan Avenue stroll. A cold drink on a hot summer's day, a quick snack and a great view of the bridge is ideal for recharging and going on with your visit downtown.

Thank George C
Denver, CO
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun bridge to walk over. It's got some history. Lots of traffic on it though but walk to the middle and take a picture with the river and the buildings in the background.

Thank HolaLinsey
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

100 characters for a bridge is easy if it's the golden gate, or forth road bridge. With this one it's more exciting talking about all the places it leads to. Shops, bars, restaurants, more shops and hotels. The views from it are pretty good and great picture opportunities too.

Thank R9usl
Bristol, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bridge is impresive when lit up at night. I dont think it is so impressive when you stand on it though.

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful and functional Bridge on Michigan ave. At one time this was the beginning of the city before they brought in more landfill . Bridge looks great underneath too.

Thank Michael T
Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can you say. It is pretty busy and because of the iron grid roadway pretty noisy too. However when raised it is quite impressive.

Thank blazer20
Rochester, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is "the bridge" in Chicago. You will see people taking pictures all around you while you cross over it. It's a great view of the city as well as the water!

Thank MeganMarieS
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I walked thru the city, stuppled onto this beautiful bridge, walked thru it back and forth.

Thank Yolanda1953
Chardon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to stop halfway across and see and hear the boats on the river below and gaze around above the bridge and see the skyline of Chicago stretching out in all directions. Would love to see it when the river is dyed Green for St. Pat's

Thank davechardon

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