If you’ve walked through Washington Park lately you’ve seen this:
No, it’s not a Christo installation — our dear bridge is undergoing its first major restoration.
Did you know that at 140 years old, the bridge is the oldest structure in Washington Park? In fact, it’s the park’s only remaining original architectural feature. The current Lake House dates to the late 1920s and is the second one on that spot. And the Refectory and Croquet Pavilion were demolished long ago.
The restoration work on the bridge — which includes sandblasting and the replacement of missing finials — should be completed next month.