Brick Arch Bridge in Lake Park, oil on wood, 6" x 7", 2016

Brick Arch Bridge
oil on wood, 6″ x 7″, 2016

The brick arch bridge spans the large north ravine allowing traffic to enter the park from the north end. Designed in a Renaissance Revival style by Oscar Sanne, an engineer trained in Germany, the bridge was built by Gerhard F. Stuewe Co., masonry contractors, and opened in 1893. Sanne designed four of the five large bridges in Lake Park. Notice the terra cotta medallion designs and brickwork on the outer sides and the quatrefoil openings along the railing. —

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