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Monday, September 09, 2013

1840: "The Delaware Bridge at Trenton"

 What a fascinating engraving! Below is a Trentoniana article from 1856 announcing the repair work being done on the old wooden bridge.Below is a photo from the Trentoniana collection at the Trenton Free Public Library which shows what the caption says is the Calhoun Street bridge. Which begs the question: Is the lower photo a later photo of the same wooden bridge with modifications? Perhaps a Trenton Historical Society member or another local authority can enlighten us.  

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