Sixth Street Viaduct

Milwaukee's Sixth Street Viaduct

I took this photo of the Sixth Street Viaduct over Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley while waiting to cross the street after dropping my younger daughter off at the train station this morning.  She caught the 8:05 Amtrak Hiawatha for a field trip with her art history classmates to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. What a sweetheart—and so looking forward to this experience!  She even made a list of all the artworks she wants to see so she won’t miss out on anything.

But going back to my picture, I love that the iPhone camera lens has a zoom feature.  The above close-up shot of the viaduct makes a cool photograph, while the image below taken with the “shorter” lens is kind of “meh.”



IMG_0627[1]The Bublr Bikes are a relatively new addition to the Milwaukee scene.  There are bike stations like this scattered around Downtown, the Lakefront, and the Lower East Side, which makes it easy to get on a bike in one place, ride it to your destination, and then just leave it there instead of needing to return it to the original location.


About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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2 Responses to Sixth Street Viaduct

  1. Sally Cissna says:

    Don’t cha love it when kids get what we are telling them. Think of trying to convince HU100 students that they should “pay attention to art.” That bridge is art too. I love bridges have taken way too many pictures of them over the years. Many I have no idea where they were anymore, but I love the structure, the magnificence, the engineering magic that makes them stand up and span all while holding us up on the high and dry. And the six street viaduct is a real surprise among the mundane bridges of downtown, many of which harken back to much earlier utilitarian times.


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