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Catalog Number 2001.048.034
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Photograph. Sepia-toned photo showing the construction of a railroad bridge over the Rouge River. Printed text in the upper left corner of the photo shows the number, "31," and "M.C.R.R. River Rouge Bascule Bridge; Superstructure; Cutting Falsework to Set 1st Steel; Photo W. B. James, Br. Inspt.; Dec. 17, 1919." The view looks northward. Steel truss beams are lying on the ground in the foreground and the Rouge River is visible in the left background. Two groups of workmen are removing the existing railroad tracks and a track-mounted construction crane can be seen on the right side of the photo. The ground is lightly covered with snow.
Date 1919
People James, Warren B.
Photographer W. B. James, Bridge Inspector
Print size 8" x 10"
Collection Municipal Services
Search Terms River Rouge Conrail Bridge
New York Central Railroad Bridge
M.C.R.R. River Rouge Bascule Bridge