“As described later by the Park Commission, ‘One of the largest projects, which involved the services of almost 2,000 men and many pieces of equipment was located at Lincoln Park. The Milwaukee River at this originally made a complete S-turn which caused ice jams and floods every spring. As a result of the program, the river was relocated, a large lagoon developed, and four islands constructed. The largest of the islands was connected to the mainland by two stone faced reinforced concrete bridges, to become part of the Milwaukee River parkway drive extending from Lincoln Park to Kletzsch Park.”
Lois M. Quinn, Jobs for Workers on Relief in Milwaukee County, Employment and Training Institute, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education Extension at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (February 1995).
Project originally submitted by Erin TerBeek on August 22, 2012.
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