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Other Names - Kissing Bridge
Date Built - 1925
Architects - WKU Manual Arts Students

"We Are Not Surprised," College Heights Herald, July 16, 1925:

Mr. Wright, the landscape architect for the school, placed a bridge across the trench from the fort proper and an alcove back among the rocks. The manual arts students in our own school then planned the details of construction under the supervision of Mr. L.T. Smith. The construction of this unique retreat was done by Mr. Roman Emberger, an advanced student in manual arts. He was assisted by his brother and Mr. Hill, who are students that are specializing in manual arts. This retreat is very pretty and is an addition to the Hill that all of the students will enjoy, especially those that are looking forward to making a home in the near future, for here they can come together and make their plans as well as enjoy themselves without fear of being classed as bookworms. This is only one of many improvements on the Hill that are due to the manual arts department.

Additions - 2005 - SGA votes to fund repairs to reopen bridge


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