Lake Park Historic Bridge Replacement – Milwaukee County (Teamed with GRAEF)

Lake Park Bridge - Milwaukee County, WI

Lake Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, the only such park in Milwaukee County. According to the Lake Park Friends website, it was recognized for two primary reasons: as a designed historic landscape by the master landscape architect Olmsted; and as the site of the Lake Park Mound, a prehistoric Indian mound presumed to have ceremonial significance. The website notes that National Register designation “offers protection from encroachments to contributing components and encourages park stewards to protect the planned park design, its natural features (meadows, ravines, bluffs, woods) and its built features (buildings, bridges, roadways, paths and trails).”

Courtesy of urbanmilwaukee.com, 2017