Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Shakespeare Bridge was built in 1926 in Franklin Heights just east of Hollywood near the Silverlake Reservoir. The bridge is very heavily traveled and I'm sure most who cross it don't realize its there. The ravine it crosses is full of houses and the neighborhood is quite densely populated. The Gothic Revival detailing of the structure mimics other public buildings in Silverlake. The bridge itself was declared LA Historic Cultural Monument no. 126 in 1974.