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Michigan Avenue Bridge

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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 offer.

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

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More than a Bridge

Lot's of History here at the Michigan Ave. Bridge. The former site of Fort Dearborn and the original first landing/ trading post founded on this site by Jean Baptiste Point du... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Curt H
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot's of History here at the Michigan Ave. Bridge. The former site of Fort Dearborn and the original first landing/ trading post founded on this site by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, a person of color who lived among and traded with the Native American Indians who named Chicago! The bridge raises often to allow ships to pass between the... More 

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Thank Curt H
Gary, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chicago is one of the best tourist attractions. You have to be ready for high for traffic volume, but it is worth the family trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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484 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was staying downtown just a few doors from the bridge. I find it amazing that these bridges are so old and so rusted yet so operational! Great to stand at the top and watch the tour boats as well as some private ones go down the Chicago River. There are a few boat tours just down the stairs from the... More 

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Winnebago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My all time favorite area in Chicago! Great views of it all! A great place for pictures especially at night!

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Dallas, Texas
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528 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looks like it really opened at one time and maybe it still can. On one end of lower Michigan Ave is the famous Billy Goat Tavern.

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253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bridge itself is nothing that great but the views of the river, the city's skyscrapers and architecture, the river walk, and up and down Michigan Ave. Especially nice at night.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best view In Chicago ! Everyone should swing by and see the beauty of it :) Just beautiful ! This place rocks !

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Scotland
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61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can stand in the middle & look at all the skyscrapers to the north & the south, or watch the river cruise excursion boats come & go.

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Babson Park, FL
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113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been over this bridge many times and never get tired of it. This year we saw the star for the Chi-Town Rising from the bridge! Awesome!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

whenever i walked in the streets of Michigan avenue the bridge was the perfect place to take a memorable pictures and to enjoying the view day or night wow i love that place

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