Creators

B. W. Kilburn

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Source Collection

Stereograph card collection, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries

Identifier

sc.0461.001_011.002

Description

Six people stand in front of the Great Bridge at Memphis, Tennessee, 1901. Card is titled: "14306. Our friends on a visit to the Great Bridge, Memphis, Tenn." Photographer: B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, NH. The bridge, known later as the Memphis Bridge and then the Frisco Bridge, opened in 1892 for the use of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway and was the only bridge across the Mississippi River south of St. Louis at that time. Pedestrians, buggies, and, later, automobiles used it before the Harahan Bridge opened in 1916 (the bridge was closed to such traffic while a train was crossing).

Date Created

9-3-2021

Date

1901

Keywords

Memphis (Tenn.)

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