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Catalog Number 2001.048.050
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Photograph. Sepia-toned photo showing the construction of a railroad bridge over the Rouge River. Printed text in the lower left corner of the photo shows "M.C.R.R.; River Rouge Bascule; May 12, 1919. The view looks northwestward along the existing railroad tracks with caissons #1 and #2 visible in the foreground. In the background is a steam locomotive. Construction cranes, equipment, and temporary buildings can be seen on both sides of the tracks. The old railroad swing bridge can be seen in the upper left area of the photo and the water surface of the river can be seen to the right.
Date 1919
People James, Warren B.
Photographer W. B. James, Bridge Inspector
Print size 4.75" x 6.75"
Collection Municipal Services
Search Terms River Rouge Conrail Bridge
New York Central Railroad Bridge
M.C.R.R. River Rouge Bascule Bridge