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  THE MOOSE BRIDGE - For one mile and a half the cross-streets of Chicago ran into Jackson Park. The thoroughfare which, reaching the lake on the north, passed the upper end of the park, was Fifty-sixth street; the southernmost street, reaching the lake just below the park, was Sixty-seventh street. A million persons bought tickets of one man at Sixty-fourth street entrance. The Art Palace was situated on an extension of Fifty-seventh street. The bridge to the Wooded Island, which is portrayed on this page, was an extension of Sixty-second street into the park, and touched the main island near its south end. Parallel on its right, or south, were the Mines and Electricity Buildings, and the dome of the Administration Building is seen between them. The mooses, here counterfeited as ornaments for the arched bridge that crossed the lagoon, were made by the sculptors, Edward Kemeys and A. P. Proctor. Six of the animals native to America were chosen for subjects - the bear, the moose, the antelope, the jaguar, the elk, the buffalo - and copies of these designs were placed at almost every advantageous place in the balustrades that bounded the waters of the park. The effect, especially with snow on the ground, or on a bright day, was gratifying to the lover of nature, and offered one of the most distinct artistic triumphs of the Exposition. There were not enough of these bridges, however, and the great building of Manufactures and Liberal Arts was unhappily isolated.
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