'The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge', United States/Canada, 1849.

Endicott, William

'The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge', United States/Canada, 1849.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Lithograph by William Endicott showing the suspension road bridge built over the gorge of the Niagara River below Niagara Falls on the US-Canadian border. The bridge, which was the first to be built acros the river, was designed by an American civil engineer, Charles Ellet Jr, and opened on 1 August 1848. It was 762 feet long, with an 8 foot-wide roadway made from oak planks, suspended 220 feet above the river.

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