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Catalog Number 2001.048.048
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 right corner of the photo shows "M.C.R.R.; River Rouge Bascule; May 12, 1919. The view looks northeastward along the existing railroad tracks with caissons #1 and #2 on the right side of the tracks and caissons #3 and #4 on the left. Construction cranes, equipment, and temporary buildings are located on both sides of the tracks. Also, a temporary concrete mixing plant can be seen to the left of the railroad tracks. Several factory buildings are visible in the left background and a large railroad yard can be seen in the right background area.
Date 1919
People James, Warren B.
Photographer W. B. James
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