News

Ravine Road Update-LPF Board Passes Resolution

12/8/2019 - With an eye on both historic preservation and modern day concerns, and after thoughtful debate and research, the Lake Park Friends Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution on Ravine Road. Based on the conclusions of three historic preservation...

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Ravine Road Bridge Update

January 30, 2019 -- Great news - it’s official! The Milwaukee County Parks Department announced at the Milwaukee County Board Parks, Energy & Environment Committee meeting yesterday, January 29, that the Ravine Road bridge will be rehabilitated. The project will...

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Ravine Road Bridge Update

Based on supplemental structural engineering evaluations, which were commissioned by Lake Park Friends, a formal request has been made for Milwaukee County Parks to rehabilitate the Ravine Road Concrete Bridge because it will be safe, economically feasible in terms of...

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Rustic Wooden Bridge Update

Lake Park Friends was present when the Historic Preservation Commission met to consider demolition of the Rustic Wooden Bridge, which spans the Locust Street Ravine. The Commission decided to table our Certificate of Appropriateness application until new construction...

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Ravine Road Bridge Update

Oct. 2, 2018 -- Lake Park Friends’ additional investigations of the Ravine Road Footbridge demonstrate that the bridge can be rehabilitated to meet today’s safety standards AND would last at least another 50 years. The County completed their review of the final report...

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Concrete Bridge Rehabilitation Report

In September 2017, Lake Park Friends hired TranSystems, an engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of historic concrete bridges, to conduct an independent review of bridge restoration alternatives. TranSystems concluded that additional testing is needed in...

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