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Michigan Avenue Bridge

Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #54 of 366 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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Dallas, Texas
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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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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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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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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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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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Chicago
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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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Philadelphia
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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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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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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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