Lake Park Brick Arch Bridge, Lake Park Drive (North entrance to Lake Park), Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
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Lake Park Drive (North entrance to Lake Park), Milwaukee, WI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WI-20
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-7).
Building/structure dates: 1893 initial construction
Significance: The Lake Park Brick Arch Bridge is located in one of Milwaukee's early public parks designed by the notable Boston landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead. The span is Wisconsin's only remaining example of a high style masonry bridge. Because of the rarity of masonry construction in bridge design and its association with the Olmstead office, it remains one of the nation's most prominent ornamental park bridges.
Olmsted, Frederick Law
G.F. Steuwe Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF DECK, LOOKING NORTH
2. VIEW OF EAST RAIL, WEST FACE, LOOKING NORTH
3. DETAIL VIEW OF EAST RAIL, EAST SIDE, SHOWING MASONRY WALL
4. VIEW OF SOUTH ABUTMENT, WEST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. VIEW OF SOUTHWEST SPANDREL WALL, TERRA COTTA MEDALLION PILASTER
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