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Michigan Avenue Bridge, Chicago

Michigan Avenue Bridge - Chicago, Illinois
Michigan Avenue Bridge
North Michigan Avenue and East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601Map
+1 312 744 3200
Neighborhood: Near North Side/ River North
Overview

This is possibly the most-photographed spot in Chicago, but more for its picturesque view over the river than for its historic significance. Plaques embedded in the sidewalk mark the spot of the original Fort Dearborn, where Chicago's first settlers staked their claim off of Lake Michigan. The bas-relief sculptures on the bridge represent important events in early Chicago history. They are interesting and controversial because they depict Native Americans as the bad guys in the struggle over the "Chickaguo" territory.

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Michigan Avenue Bridge General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Red Line, Grand Ave stop
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