Friday, March 7, 2008
The Construction of the Gwynns Falls Bridge
The new bridge, as seen from the south, looking north.
In 1914, a new, concrete arch bridge replaced the existing one over the Gwynns Falls in Baltimore.
These four photographs, all courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library / State Library Resource Center, Baltimore, Maryland, document the construction of the new bridge.
This map illustrates the locations from which the photographs were taken. If you click on the cameras, you can see the historical photographs shot from that approximate location.
Streetcar passing over the old bridge over Gwynns Falls, with the new bridge in the background.
This image was taken at about the same angle as the one above, but much closer.
The bridges, as seen from the south.