With a length of 620-feet across the east side of the city, this bridge rises 60-feet over Monroe street and provides exceptional views of the park and infamous Diamond Building. In the fall, I love the juxtaposition between the vibrant trees and the bold skyscrapers — an aesthetically pleasing mix of nature and architecture.
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How to get there
N41° 52' 49.6272"W87° 37' 21.144"
This image of Millennium Park and Crain Communications Building was taken from the Nichols Bridgeway on the east side of Chicago.
To access the bridge from Millennium Park, enter along Monroe Street. For reference, the entrance to the bridge is across the pavilion south of Cloud Gate (also known as the Bean).
Walk south on the bridge until you've reached the GPS coordinates and then face north where you'll be able to see this view of the park and skyline.
By public transportation:
- Closest station: Adams/Wabash (via Brown, Green, Orange, Purple or Pink Line)
- Head north on S Wabash St
- Turn right on E Monroe St
- Turn left into Millennium Park to enter the bridge
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