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Michigan Avenue Bridge

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.
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  • Average10%
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Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Near North Side
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a double bridge with car on one level and train on the other. It offers great views of the city to Lake Michigan one way and the split in the river the other.

Thank wedge158
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While walking home from a meeting in the South Loop and crossing the Michigan Avenue Bridge I saw the most beautiful greenery. While the bridge and Michigan Avenue have always received rave reviews of the Magnificent Mile, it has only recently been upgraded to have...More

Thank Raphael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a stop by where our group went to take our Chicago River Tour. The area and its surrounding environment seem historical and designs. The design of this bridge and its X double decks indicated a time past, especially the two watch towers still...More

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a double bridge and underneath is Billy Goat Tavern which is an icon of Chicago. Chicago Tribune is one one side and there is a park with Abe Lincoln in front of it. Good spot for pictures and lots of people performing.

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked across this bridge a few times and it is a great bridge for taking photos of the the magnificent buildings of Chicago

Thank DougoOz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful bridge with excellent views of the river and riverwalk. Access down to the riverwalk. Be prepared for bridge sections moving as large vehicles move over it (this surprised me at first). Great place to take some pictures.

Thank MPJensen68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was not an overly windy day, but the wind blowing in from Lake Michigan is very noticeable. Lots to see from the bridge in both directions and lots to see at either end of the bridge. Check it out before or after a river...More

Thank joe-chicago-23
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very crowded try to go when there is less traffic, great place to watch the river boats and wave, good photo stop.

Thank alexandra k
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had to take a cab here to get to our boat cruise. It is a pretty historical bridge (where Chicago begins). The bridge "houses" depict Fort Dearborn.

Thank Letsgoalready55
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Chicago has great bridges all the way around. The Michigan Bridge is more like the grand daddy of them all and rather than rush across, take some time to enjoy it at both ends and between. The bridge houses are another cool facet of the...More

Thank gammish
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Warren C
27 March 2016|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of mass transit ways to get there as well as an Uber. Also plenty to do shopping experience wise and dining.
29 July 2015|
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Response from Linda E | Reviewed this property |
I'd use public transportation to get downtown instead of trying to drive and park downtown. And there is too much traffic to really see anything while you're driving.