|So renowned was the bridge that it was even named 'suicide bridge' on postcards.|
|High Bridge looking South towards Downtown Chicago.|
- Policeman Spoils a Suicide: Interferes When Fascinated Crowd in Lincoln Park is Waiting for Man to Kill Self.
- Doom High Suicide Bridge: Lincoln Park Commissioners to Spoil Convenience for Those Contemplating Self-Destruction (note: this was in 1909, and nothing appears to have come of it. When it was closed a decade later, it was due to poor condition).
- Jumps from Bridge To Lagoon: Says he Tried Suicide for Fun.
The Lagoon was much larger, as you can see in the pictures above. Its natural shoreline was a water inlet from Lake Michigan. Lincoln Park and the Lagoon were redesigned as a part of the 1935 WPA project, which was completed in 1941.
|Today's Lincoln Park Lagoon's Pedestrian Bridge.|
 The Works Progress Administration (WPA), renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration, was an American New Deal agency employing millions of job-seekers (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.