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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Wealthy St. Bridge

Wealthy St. Bridge


A power boat, full of passengers, stirs up a wake as it approaches the Wealthy St. Bridge during its construction across the Grand River. The construction scaffolding is in the river beneath the bridge. To the north is the Pere Marquette RR bridge, and a freight car is visible at the right side of the bridge. Another boat appears to be aground near the scaffolding. A man stands on the bridge watching the activity below.


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TitleWealthy St. Bridge

Title by cataloger. The Wealthy St. Bridge, built in 1905, was a draw bridge that swung to the side to allow boats to pass.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionLois Jesiek Kayes, scrapbook #1, Joint Archives of Holland, MI.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from the Joint Archives of Holland, 9 E. Tenth, Holland, MI.

InstitutionJoint Archives of Holland
Physical Storage LocationHolland, MI.

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