McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
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    The Bridgehouse

    The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is located in the southwest bridge tower of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. A charming space with stunning views, the Bridgehouse is a project of Friends of the Chicago River.

    Photo credit: Kim Bevan

Welcome!!

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates Chicago’s river and world-famous movable bridges by shining light on their significance to the city.

Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse.

At river level, visitors can view the massive gears of Chicago’s most famous movable bridge and then journey through time as they experience the story of the Chicago River. Once at the top of the Bridgehouse, visitors are treated to magnificent 360 degree views of the city and river, and will gain a whole new perspective on the beauty and complexity that is Chicago.

The Bridgehouse Museum furthers the mission of Friends of the Chicago River.



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