Chestnut Street Bridge Construction

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Title

Chestnut Street Bridge Construction

Description

In 1890, the East State Street bridge in downtown Rockford was replaced with a new bridge. The old bridge was cut into large sections and floated down river to create a new Chestnut Street bridge. This photograph captures one of those sections being floated downriver with several men on different levels of the floating structure. (Reference - Sinnissippi Saga, page 124.)

Date

circa 1890

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

88.122.817

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Chestnut Street Bridge Construction,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed May 6, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1313.

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