The Montlake Bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge that carries State Route 513 over Seattle's Montlake Cut—part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal—connecting Montlake and the University District. It is the easternmost bridge spanning the canal. The bridge is 104.9 m long, and was designed by Carl F. Gould, one of the original architects of the University of Washington. The bridge and its control towers were designed in conjunction with the university's Collegiate Gothic style. It provides a clearance of 14 m and is reported as providing 14.6 m of vertical clearance above the mean regulated level of Lake Washington for the central 30.5 m of the bascule span. It is one of four original bascule-type drawbridges over the Ship Canal, the others being the Ballard, Fremont, and University Bridges. It was the last one to be completed, has the highest clearance of the four, and is the only one that is part of the state highway system. It is also one of six bascule bridges based on a design derived from the Chicago bascule bridge, but is unique because of its trunnion supports, employed to avoid a patent infringement lawsuit by the Strauss Bascule Bridge Company.