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International Bridge: 1910

International Bridge: 1910

Circa 1910. "International Bridge over Niagara River at Buffalo, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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I think the original was from the Canada side

On closer inspection, you can see the swing span on the original in the distance and the flow of the river is from right to left as evidenced by the pier construction.

Here is a view from a spot near the original.

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103 years past.

Wow! in 103 years it has not changed at all. Amazing.

Tough swim

Baseball HOFer Ed Delahanty disappeared off this bridge on July 2, 1903. "Big Ed" had been kicked off the train for drunk and disorderly conduct. They found his body 20 miles downriver at the base of Niagara Falls.

From the Canada side

This is the best view.

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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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