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Forest Home Cemetery Iron Bridge

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East Elevation

Looking west on Cleveland Avenue from inside the cemetery fence.

At first glance, this appears to be just another UCEB, with it's poured concrete deck and chain link fence railing, that is, until you take a second look at the railing and balustrades.

The intricate iron work of the original railing and balustrade is truly a work of art, by noted Milwaukee artisan, Cyril Colnik.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2008

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BH Photo #122974

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Cleveland Avenue on Private Road in Milwaukee
Location
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Status
Open to traffic, weight restrictions in place
Future prospects
Structurally deficient (as of 10/2006)
History
Built 1932, cast in place concrete
Design
This bridge carries cemetery traffic over Cleveland Avenue, allowing visitors to travel between Forest Home Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery. The bridge is noteworthy for the elegant iron work that depicts a Grecian funeral, created by local artisan, Cyril Colnik.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 74.3 ft.
Total length: 118.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
NBI #P40086600000000
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.99582, -87.94300   (decimal degrees)
42°59'45" N, 87°56'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/423132/4760782 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greendale
Inventory number
BH 37365 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated bridge data
  • September 6, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net