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McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

This is an archived listing.


376 N. Michigan Ave.




Edward Bennett, 1920


This five-story, 1,400-square-foot bridgehouse was designed by Edward Bennett. It's part of the revolutionary 1920 double-decker DuSable (formerly Michigan Avenue) Bridge. It was further embellished in 1928 with a bas-relief by Henry Hering titled “The Defenders.” The relief commemorates the 1812 Battle of Fort Dearborn. The bridgehouse itself is crowned by an urn and a pyramidal roof above an emphatic cornice. The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is operated by Friends of the Chicago River and is dedicated to celebrating Chicago’s river and world-famous movable bridges.

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2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019 , 2021