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Also known officially as the DuSable Bridge, the Michigan Avenue Bridge is the very first double leaf and deck trunnion bascule bridge. It was opened to the public in 1920, connecting the north and south sections of Chicago and accommodating thousands of pedestrians and motorists daily.

There are tons of things that the Michigan Avenue Bridge can boast of. For one is its excellent mechanism, as it is a drawbridge that is continuously being moved up and down to accommodate water vessels travelling on the Chicago River.

The official name was derived from Jean Baptiste Point du Sable who was also the first permanent resident of Chicago. Michigan Avenue Bridge only got this name in October 2010 after almost a century of servicing the city.
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