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Eagle Point Park Promenade Bridge

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Promenade Bridge, south face

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in July 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #451533

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Description 

Noted landscape architect Alfred Caldwell designed the Bridge Pavilion in 1935 as part of historic Eagle Point Park in Dubuque, Iowa. One of its rooms, available for group picnics, forms a bridge over Southern Gate Road. Caldwell was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie school designs, and this is clearly reflected in this bridge complex as well as many other structures in the park. It was built by the Works Progress Administration. The 12' 6" clearance under the bridge limits the size of vehicles that can enter the main section of the park. There are detailed drawings of the bridge complex design in the NRHP nomination form (link below).

Eagle Point Park, overlooking the Mississippi River, is regarded as one of the most beautiful city parks anywhere. There is a $1.00/car admission charge. It is open from May to October.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Southern Gate Road on Group picnic pavilion
Location
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
Status
Available to rent for group picnics
History
Built 1935
Builders
- Alfred Caldwell
- Works Progress Administration
Design
"Prairie School" picnic pavilion on a bridge over a roadway, with massive flagstone abutments.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Eagle Point Park Historic District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.54023, -90.65073   (decimal degrees)
42°32'25" N, 90°39'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/692911/4712434 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2019: New photos from Roger Deschner

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