Bridge building in Illinois

United States Army Corps of Engineers
MiS Chicago Lakefront and River Photos, Folder 5, Item 10, Newberry Library.

With the help of a steam-powered crane, workers place a massive steel beam into a railroad bridge. Steel and concrete bridges allowed for heavier trains and were more durable than the wood and stone bridges they replaced.

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Source:
MiS Chicago Lakefront and River Photos
Date:
ca. 1890
Subjects:
Bridges Railroads Workers
Places:
Illinois
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