Highland Boulevard Viaduct, Spanning Railroad Tracks on West Highland Boulevar, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
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Spanning Railroad Tracks on West Highland Boulevar, Milwaukee, WI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WI-26
Building/structure dates: 1909 initial construction
Significance: The two-span reinforced concrete, arch bridge was designed by the well-known engineer, Claude A.P. Turner. The Neoclassical bridge allowed the extension of Highland Boulevard, one of the city's most prominent addresses to the west. Mr. Turner, based in Minneapolis, is known for his many theories on concrete construction, including the flat slab construction method. The Highland Boulevard Viaduct is one of the earliest remaining Turner-designed bridges in the United States.
Turner, Claude A. P.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF EAST SIDE, LOOKING WEST FROM RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
2. OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH FROM DECK
3. DETAIL VIEW OF RAILING, SOUTHEAST CORNER, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. GENERAL VIEW OF DECK, LOOKING NORTH
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