Accessibility

The landmark Bridgehouse Museum is wheelchair accessible on the first floor and gear room. Computer stations with comparable exhibits are available for visitors who are unable to climb the staircase.

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is located in a historic five story bridge tower, reminiscent of a lighthouse. Because climbing the stairs may be difficult for visitors with limited mobility and to accommodate visitors with disabilities, the Bridgehouse Museum has a comparable online exhibit experience on the first floor. The gear room, which houses the gears that operate the bridge, is accessible from the first floor.

An ADA compliant ramp to access the Riverwalk is located two blocks west, at Wacker Drive and State Street. It is important to note that the ramp nearest the museum, from Wabash Avenue and Wacker Drive to the Riverwalk, is quite steep and not ADA compliant. For further information regarding accessibility, please call (312) 977-0227.