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Bridge Azzani

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Brooklyn Bridge

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Hudson Bridge

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Queensboro Bridge

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Brook Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Parkway Bridge

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Covered Bridge

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Durham Bridge

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Vigo Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Manhattan Bridge

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Manhattan Bridge

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Bridge Building

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Manhattan Bridge

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Natural Bridge

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Bridge

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High Bridge

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Covered Bridge

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Bridge in center, perpendicular to viewer. Trees right and left foreground. View through bridge of house in background.

Manayunk Bridge Truss, 1845

National Museum of American History
This span that once crossed Manayunk Creek in Pennsylvania is from the first iron truss bridge built in the United States. Richard Osbourne, the British-born chief engineer for the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, designed this bridge in the 1840s, based on a cross-hatch wood truss pattern developed by the American engineer William Howe.

P&R shops crafted this span from cast and wrought iron, assembling it without bolts or screws, much like the timber joinery found in all-wood bridges of the era.

The railroad used the new, stronger iron bridges to speed coal trains from Schuykill Valley to Philadelphia coal yards, bypassing the less efficient canal system.

The Smithsonian collected this span in 1942, days before it was scheduled to be melted down as wartime scrap iron.

The Bridge

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Abstract rendering of the Brooklyn Bridge and approaching causeway, seen in the light of the full moon.

Brooklyn Bridge

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Pedestrian pathways and rail tracks run through the lower-right and lower-left of the composition, while the twin Gothic arches of the Brooklyn Bridge (1869-1883) tower loom up in the foreground. The bridge's cable arrangement forms a distinctive weblike pattern. The skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan can be seen in the background. From left to right: Singer Building (built in 1908, demolished in 1968), Woolworth Building (1913), World Building (built in 1890, demolished in 1955), Municipal Building (1914), and the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse (1933).

Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge)

Smithsonian American Art Museum
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