Lake Park Lions Bridge, At Lighthouse in Lake Park, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
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At Lighthouse in Lake Park, Milwaukee, WI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WI-19
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-6).
Building/structure dates: 1897 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1966 subsequent work
Significance: The Lions Bridges formed the major vehicular entrance to Milwaukee's Lake Park. Four pairs of sandstone lions rest at the ends of the stone approach railings, giving the bridges their historic name. Oscar Sanne, a prominent local engineer, designed the bridge and the notable Boston landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead supplied the design for the park. The bridges' development of the Milwaukee park system give them significance.
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH SPAN, LOOKING SOUTH FROM PEDESTRIAN AXIS
2. VIEW SHOWING CENTRAL LANDSCAPING, LOOKING SOUTH FROM NORTH SPAN
3. DETAIL VIEW OF LION SCULPTURE ON SOUTH SPAN, SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT
4. DETAIL VIEW OF STEEL ARCH ON SOUTH SPAN, LOOKING SOUTH
5. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH END OF SOUTH SPAN, WHERE ARCH AND ABUTMENT JOIN
6. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH END OF SOUTH SPAN, SHOWING EAST CONNECTION OF ARCH TO ABUTMENT
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