Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wilson Street Bridges over Fox River in Batavia, IL:

(before 1911 Bridge Hunter, 1911 + 2007 Bridge Hunter, 44 photos by Jim Frazier of the 1911 bridge and its 2007 replacement, 3D Satellite)

Illinois Highways, June, 1914, ebook, p45

Batavia Depot Museum posted three photos with the comment: "Building the Wilson Street bridge in 1911 took lots of man power. Note the temporary pedestrian bridge in the last photo.

[A comment noted that four jackets have been taken off. So, unlike the straw-hat guy at the end of the middle arch, four supervisors pitched in to help? Note the factory in the background that made wagons for horses. A reminder that this photo was taken early in the 20th Century.]


[Looking northeast]


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