This famous pedestrian bridge rises 60 feet over Monroe Street, providing stunning views over Millennium Park, Lake Michigan and the city skyline. Designed to look like the hull of a boat, the 625-foot long walkway is a perfect spot to capture Chicago's bustling street life in action.
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
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N41° 52' 51.0672"W87° 37' 21.1836"
This photo of Monroe Street and the Chicago L train was taken from the Nichols Bridgeway. The Bridgeway crosses Monroe Street, linking Millennium Park with the Art Institute of Chicago. To get here, enter Millennium Park from Monroe Street, directly south of the Bridgeway (41.880969, -87.622170). Walk up the walkway until you see a sign on the left to enter the bridge. Once on the bridge, walk across until you're standing directly over Monroe Street. From here, I faced my camera west down the road.
Directions by bus:
- Closest station: Michigan/Madison (3, 4, 6, 26, 143, 850, 851, 855)
- Walk south down Michigan Ave
- Turn left on Monroe St
- Park entrance will be on your left, just past Nichols Bridgeway
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