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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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You will need to cross that bridge when you get to it

The most famous of the draw bridges in the city of Chicago. No charge to see...or cross it. Great view of the city. Either looking toward the river or down Michigan Ave (The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy bridge with cars and pedestrians along the Magnificent mile. The bridge is not especially great looking but it is part of the Chicago downtown culture. You can get nice views along the river and of the skyline from the bridge.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just an old bridge with lots of history when it comes to Chicago. Nothing special to this draw bridge alongside to high rises and some architectural buildings

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Glen Ellyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most famous of the draw bridges in the city of Chicago. No charge to see...or cross it. Great view of the city. Either looking toward the river or down Michigan Ave (The magnificant mile) you will feel like you are in the heart of Chicago...and you will be. Great vantage point to see them pouring green dye in the... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an iconic landmark in Chicago. From here you can see the architecture of the river, Michigan Avenue, the Wrigley building, Trump Tower, and many places. The Bridge is impeccable. Great Photo place.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very crowded as it was just after the Chicago Cubs had won The World Series. Was very pretty and clean. Would go back just to see it again on a normal day as I was on a business trip and really didn't have much time to take it all in.

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Milwaukee WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need to cross the Chicago River, might I suggest this lovely and architecturally sound bridge. Everyone has seen this bridge on movies and TV. Now you can cross it too!

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful bridge to walk on and enjoy beautiful view of downtown Chicago. On a sunny day this is the optimallocation for great pictures

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Washington Dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge is very old and it is nice to see it but it has nothing spectacular other than its history.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very beautiful bridge, specially at night, where you can see the buildings along the river, the boats and lights. Take a lot of photos.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If your Hotel is in the so-called Loop, there are many bridges. I believe I was told that the bridges raise up on Wednesdays, to allow taller boats to get through. A number of them have staircases to allow access to river front walkway.

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