Bay View tunnel

Glance at Yesteryear

Bay View tunnel
Bay View tunnel
Bay View tunnel

This photo shows a flushing tunnel intake in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood. It is likely the Kinnickinnic River flushing tunnel intake, which is located near East Russell Avenue and South Lincoln Memorial Drive. The more than 7,000-foot-long tunnel extends to the Kinnickinnic River at South Chase Avenue. It was built in 1887.

—This photo is from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Photo Archives collection. Additional images can be viewed online at www.mpm.edu.

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