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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 offer.

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

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Perfect view

From the bridge, you can see all the way to Lake Michigan. Looking the other direction are some of the great historic buildings. It's fun to walk across and see the sights!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the bridge, you can see all the way to Lake Michigan. Looking the other direction are some of the great historic buildings. It's fun to walk across and see the sights!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge spans the Chicago River and has sidewalks wide enough for people with strollers to walk on. Located across the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower.

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NW Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked over it both during the day and during the evening, very cool views up and downstream after dark. Very cool lighting along it.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For Nostalgia alone a must. While walking across the bridge you are able to gain a new prospective of the architectural appeal of Chicago.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A late evening walk across town (from Carmine's restaurant to the Hilton hotel) allowed a night view of the bridge. The lighting in the area allows great viewing of the bridge and surrounding area at night

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand it's unique and different architecturally, but for tourists with little architectural expertise, it's nothing much. You will feel it move as heavy traffic goes over though.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Michigan Ave Bridge is just a bridge like any other on the Chicago River. State, Dearborn, Clark, etc. They're all bridges. Not bad for a photo op, but if you're visiting Chicago, the bridge itself shouldn't be a destination. You'll see bridges whenever you cross the river. Like I said, kind of nice, but no different from the other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I did go across this bridge, it was beatiful and reminded me of the time I went to London, England where they were everywhere!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic views of the Chicago Tribune building, Trump Building, and down the river. You can access the river walk easily, nice walk down Michigan Avenue from Millennium Park up to the Magnificent Mile. Great place to take pictures!

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to visit and take the snaps on both the sides of the bridge. It reminded me of the London bridge. A great place and a must visit.

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