North Avenue Viaduct, Spanning Milwaukee River & Chicago, Milwaukee & St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WI-25
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-10).
Building/structure dates: 1921 initial construction
Significance: The North Avenue Viaduct is one of Milwaukee's largest spans. Designed by J.C. Pinney, the reinforced concrete bridge employs a complex open spandrel, ribbed arch support system. The structure originally contained detailed neoclassical ornamentation and large comfort stations at either end. All have since been removed. The viaduct provides an extremely important Milwaukee River crossing for the north end of the city, linking residential areas with the business districts. The bridge's design and construction is typical, state of the art for this time period.
Pinney, James C.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE, LOOKING NORTH
2. DETAIL VIEW OF PIERS, SOUTH SIDE, FROM WATER LEVEL
3. VIEW OF EAST ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM BELOW
4. DETAIL VIEW OF RAMP, LOOKING SOUTH FROM BECK
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