view of downtown
120 feet above the Milwaukee River, the Hoan Bridge bests the Marquette
Interchange by 10 feet.
in the mid-1970s for $75 million, the 1.9-mile bridge named after former
Mayor Daniel Webster Hoan, has had more than its share of publicity.
only were its downtown ramps used in the making of “The Blues
Brothers” film, in December 2000, a crack in a steel girder forced its
closing until it was repaired a year later - after a section was imploded.
historic significance - and amazing view of downtown Milwaukee - make the
Hoan the best reason to risk plunging into Lake Michigan, says Dave
Schlabowske, Milwaukee program manager for the Bicycle Federation of
Wisconsin, a group that has lobbied for a bike path on the bridge.
obvious that any view gets better the higher you get,” he says. “The
closer you get to the lakefront, the view gets better.”
only do you get a view of the lake, Schlabowske also mentioned the
bird’s-eye view you get of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Santiago
you’ll get a view of Pier Wisconsin, the Denis Sullivan (schooner),”
he says. Pier Wisconsin is a $46 million nautical education center planned
for the lakefront.
Milwaukee landmark viewable from the Hoan is the Allen-Bradley clock
tower, said to be the largest four-sided clock in the world.
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-Place to get a cavity
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-Place to pamper your pooch
-Reason to wake up at 5 a.m.
-Green Bay Packer besides Brett Favre
-Place to pick up speed
-Brave a wall of cigarette smoke
-Way to shun the low-carb lifestyle
-Reason to spend $8.50 for a movie
-Best pub popcorn
-Reason to ignore the raunchy smell
-Way to beat the fall chill
-Place to spot a mullet
-Reason to overcome your fear of heights
-Best dog park
-Neighborhood to bar hop
-Place for comfort food
-Milwaukee Brewer; Lyle Overbay
-Reason to be a cheesehead
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-Place to find a golden oldie
-Place to procure a meat cleaver
-Place to assume a new identity
-Reason to eat an apple a day
-Tourist spot where even locals like to go
-Place to rack your balls
-Best place to hide from the world
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|Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert||Contributing
photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
Illustrations: Anjl Rodee