Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stone Lions

Stone Lions

There is a public art piece in Lake Park in Milwaukee entitled
Eight Stone Lions.
They guard the ends of two bridges which span the ravines in the park.

They are sculpted from Bedford limestone (some say sandstone).
Designed by Paul Kupper, they were cast and carved by
stonecutter Otto Lachmund.

The bridges, although now narrowed for pedestrian traffic only,
originally hosted carriage and pedestrian traffic.

They were dedicated on 1 November 1897.

Here's Dad on one of them.
(circa 1940s)

Sad news for the pedestrian bridges.
A truck driver, following his GPS directions drove onto them.
Check out the link below.
Truck drives onto bridges.

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