Bridges in Chicago

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Bridges in Chicago

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  • Akbar Akh
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    Michigan Avenue Bridge
    Chicago
    Michigan Avenue
    One of the sights of the great city of Chicago is called Michigan Street, which is a great place for sightseeing and adventure with its large streets and buildings. All famous brands are present on Michigan Street, and of course expensive. On one side of Michigan Street, there is a river that can surprise you. There are tall and unique buildings on this street.
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China159,678 contributions
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    This is a charming pedestrian bridge and public art installation which links Millennium Park to the Maggie Daley Park. Constructed by architect and designer Frank Gehry (2004), the winding bridge is 285 metres long and around 6 metres wide.

    It is features stainless-steel panels and snakes its way across Columbus Drive providing a family friendly and enjoyable way to walk between the two urban parks. Views of the Chicago Skyline are enjoyable from the BP Pedestrian bridge as well.
    Written 10 May 2023
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China159,678 contributions
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    The Clark Street Bridge is one of the numerous crossings of the Chicago River in downtown, linking The Loop to the south and River North. Originally, a floating bridge in 1840, what you see today is a bascule bridge that was completed in 1929.

    You can walk the Clark Street Bridge or see it up close as part of the Chicago Riverwalk which passes below the bridge. There is also a large seating area called the River Theater on the south bank just west of the bridge if you just want to have a seat and enjoy being on the river near the Clark Bridge Street. Views across of the historic red brick Reid Murdoch Building.
    Written 29 May 2023
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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
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    The Dearborn Street Bridge is a steel bridge over the Chicago River. It connects the Near North Side with the Loop area of Chicago. It was built in 1834, was the first movable bridge in Chicago and served as the primary crossing point over the Chicago River for the original town (population of 350 at the time). Since then, the bridge was dismantled and replaced a few times. It is another Chicago Landmark and part of the city's beautiful landscape.
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • Allen21096
    Chicago, IL29,714 contributions
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    This bridge was utilized for a jump in the 1980 movie, "The Blues Brothers". It is located just east of the Calumet Fisheries which is at 3259 E. 95th St. between South Houston Ave. and South Avenue N in Chicago. "The Blues Brothers" is even memorialized on a mural at Calumet Fisheries. In the movie, the new Bluesmobile – picked up by Elwood at a Mount Prospect City police auction – demonstrates its prowess by leaping across the East 95th Street Bridge over the Calumet River at Calumet Harbor, on the south side of Chicago,
    Written 1 August 2018
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  • Irina
    United States10,952 contributions
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    If you happen to visit the area of South Pond, there's a small pedestrian bridge over the narrower part of the pond; the bridge is in fact a quick pass and connection between the west border of Lincoln Park Zoo at N Stockton Drive (Farm Gate) and the east, where various zoo grounds, the parking lot, and bus drop off are located.

    From the bridge the views of the Chicago Skyline are very attractive, as well as the scenic views of Nature Boardwalk around South Pond.

    Fairly recently the bridge over South Pond was named to honor Dr. Lester E. Fisher (1921 -- 2021), who had been The Director of Lincoln Park Zoo for 30 years, and had also organized and led the Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo.

    The small bridge over South Pond is now shown on the map of Nature Boardwalk, and the name of Dr. Lester E. Fisher is there.

    Our visit to this part of Lincoln Park was not too long, I only took a couple of photos with distant views of the bridge.

    Later I learnt the history and the facts from the long life and dedicated work of a prominent zoologist Lester E. Fisher.

    I plan to revisit the site, when we are in the area again.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Munir D
    Toronto, Canada645 contributions
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    I used the Skyway toll bridge yesterday afternoon to connect from Michigan to Wisconsin on my way to Minnesota from Toronto.

    The bridge was extremely busy and yet not all booths had manpower. When I got stuck on the first booth, the people who I sought help from over the intercom, could not reset the system to allow me to pay cash. I had to reverse my car to go to another booth. Reversing is dangerous but I had no choice.

    This took about 10-15 minutes of my time.

    Brief view of the Chicago Skyline from the toll bridge is worth a video.

    Munir D.
    Written 22 July 2022
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