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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Bridge St. Covered Bridge

Bridge St. Covered Bridge

1883 ca

This view of the covered bridge, with lattice-work sides, was taken from the west bank of the Grand River looking at the east bank. At the left of the photo is the Redmond Theater on Canal Street and the Berkey & Gay cable house which supported the cable belt that transferred power from the West Side Power Canal. The triangular items in the river are ice-breakers.


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TitleBridge St. Covered Bridge
Date1883 ca

Title by cataloger.
The date for the photo is determined by the building of Redmond's theater in 1882 and the removal of this bridge in 1884.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionColl. #33,, History & Special Collections Dept., Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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