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Davenport: 1940

Davenport: 1940

February 1940. Government Bridge (or Arsenal Bridge) across the Mississippi River at Davenport, Iowa, on a snowy day. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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Bridge Construction

Amazing that bridges built during the Depression or earlier are still going strong, while bridges built later are falling down (see Minneapolis).

Is it construction, maintenance, or luck?

Interesting intersection

This is a cool bridge, unless you are in a hurry and a barge happens to be traveling through the lock. Here is more info about the bridge, with a time lapse view of the bridge opening and closing. I wish there was a photo of the very interesting intersection on the right.

Davenport Bridge

It seems that this is the 2nd Street Bridge. It's a fairly interesting bridge: note how there is a road deck on the bottom as well as a railroad above it and power lines running along the top.

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