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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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Love the bridge

Fun place to watch protestors. Also nice that you can see so much from the bridge, its a great spot for pictures and selfies

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun place to watch protestors. Also nice that you can see so much from the bridge, its a great spot for pictures and selfies

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though I had crossed the Michigan Ave Bridge (DuSable Bridge) many times, I never paid much attention, out of the car windows. This trip, we stayed at LondonHouse Hotel, right beside the bridge at Wacker Dr and Michigan Ave. As the weather was excellent, especially for February, I launched out to get some photographs of the hotel, and crossed the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They dye the water green, very cool to see if you;re ever in the city! Like many cities the only bad thing is the homeless/scammers. Just be aware.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking across the bridge is just the best part of being downtown Chicago the greatest views of the city.

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I love walking around the loop area and the north side of Chicago. The Michigan ave bridge also seems to be a place we walk. The view down the river is spectacular with old and new architecture on both sides.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is such a great sight to see as you are standing on the bridge looking down the river with all the tall buildings. It is truly serene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and a nice little walk. The weather was excellent for the month of February. The temperature was in the 40's.

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Fennville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very cold windy day when we were walking around but the Michigan Street Bridge is all part of a visit to Chicago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of Chicago's many things to see. The river is amazing from the bridge and tall buildings surround you!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge has been officially renamed "DuSable Bridge" after the founder of Chicago: Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. This Bridge is a bascule bridge that carries Michigan Avenue across the main stem of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. This bridge is lifted only a few times a year. Check with the Chicago Department of Transportation on when it will... More 

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