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Dearborn Street Bridge, Chicago

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Bridge · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Dearborn Street Bridge over the Chicago River was built in 1962. It connects the Near North Side with "The Loop." The American Institute of Steel Construction honored the bridge with the 1963 "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge" award in the Movable Span category. The first drawbridge was built at Dearborn street in 1834 when Chicago had a population of 350. It was the primary crossing point over the Chicago River for the original town.

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  • Of all the bridges that span the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, the Dearborn Street Bridge has been acclaimed American's most beautiful steel bridge. Built in 1962, it connects the Near North...  more »
  • Easy bridge to find cause of the corncobs building right next to it, its one of several iconic bridges along the Chicago river, neat to see it open if your visiting at the right time of year, well...  more »
  • Love the Dearborn bridge. It goes up. It goes down. You can find it on Dearborn Street. You can walk across it. You can drive across it. You can even walk under it! You can see it from the River Walk. You can see it from Wacker Drive. You can see it from Clark Street Bridge and you can even see it from State Street Bridge. Classic Chicago bridge. A must see.
  • Would be even nicer if they have bike path.

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