Twentieth century photograph collection, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Workers replace a girder on the Harahan Bridge automobile lane on the north side of the bridge in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1928. The bridge had a lane on each side for vehicular traffic with railroad tracks down the middle. On the afternoon of September 17, 1928, the wooden planks of the roadway on the eastbound lane caught fire and the lane was totally destroyed. The westbound lane (north side) was also extensively damaged. 960 tons of new structural steel and a new roadway were installed over the several months the bridge was closed.
"Harahan Bridge, Memphis, 1928" (2021). Other images. 198.