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North Avenue Viaduct, Spanning Milwaukee River & Chicago, Milwaukee & St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI



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B&W Photos

HB1240121
General View Of South Side, Looking North

HB1240122
Detail View Of Piers, South Side, From Water Level

HB1240123
View Of East Abutment, Looking Southeast From Below

HB1240124
Detail View Of Ramp, Looking South From Beck


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Item Title


Location
Milwaukee & St, Milwaukee, WI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
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.

Related Names
Pinney, James C.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
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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