Did You Know Frank Lloyd Wright Designed a North Shore Bridge?

The Sylvan Road Bridge was first constructed in 1915 as an entrance to a Glencoe subdivision.

It came up in conversation today. I was having breakfast at Walker Brothers when someone mentioned that Frank Lloyd Wright designed a Glencoe bridge. I ran out of the restaurant without finishing my omelette. 

It's a small bridge, about 20 or 30 feet long. 

According to Bridgehunter, it was first called the Ravine Bluffs Development Bridge but now it's known as the Sylvan Road Bridge, and it was constructed in 1915 to be an entrance for a housing subdivision developed by Wright's friend Sherman Booth. It is one of two freestanding built bridges designed by the famous architect. 

It's quite easy to find, along Sylvan Road connecting Franklin and Meadow just east of Green Bay Road. 

Did you know about this small bit of history in your backyard?

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