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WORK IN PROGRESS

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DESTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF PORTAGE RR BRIDGE N.Y.

 

The first - all wooden – Portage RR Bridge was opened on August 14, 1852. The first test train crossed the bridge with a little incident. A "riot" which broke out among the Irish workmen, who wanted a seat on the first train.

On the night of May 5-6, 1874 watchman William T. Davis inspected the bridge after a westbound passenger train crossed shortly before 11PM. An hour later he greeted his replacement - Pardon Earl - and headed home. At about 12:45 AM he looked back at the bridge, and - according to his account - didn't see “anything other than the usual signals". Ten minutes later the bridge was on fire and completely lost.

 

It was rebuilt in iron. The lower view shows July 31, 1875 and the photographer has captured the successful crossing of the test train – six locomotives and their brave passengers………., who did not fight this time!

 

1850’s all wooden bridge

Testing the new iron bridge on July 31, 1875

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BUILDING BROOKLYN BRIDGE

 

The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn to Manhatten. The first petition to construct a bridge over the East River dates 1802. It was 1866 when the construction bill passed by the New York State Legislature. John A. Roebling was appointed as chief engineer on May 23, 1867, with a year’s salary of $ 8000. The towers that you see on the first view, were completed in 1876. Bridge was opened May 24, 1883. Twenty men were killed by construction accidents, amongst whom mister Roebling himself.

 

Late 1860’s: towers are there but no connection yet.

1905: Dad is taken pictures on the pedestrian section of Brooklyn Bridge

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COLOGNE CATHEDRAL GERMANY

 

Building a cathedral is not to be sneezed at!  In 1248 archbishop Conrad lays the first stone of the Cologne Cathedral. There are construction activities going on up to 1520. From that time till 1842  there was no money to finish it. So it remained as shown on the first view. Finally from 1842 to 1880 the two towers were erected. On October 15, 1880 the Cologne Cathedral was ready. Took only some 600 years to build this!

 

“Incomplete”: 1860/70’s stereoview

“Complete”: 1880’s stereoview

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HOUSE RENOVATION AT SEAWALL ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA

 

Search for the differences!

 

1860/70’s

Early 1900

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SEE THE DIFFERENCES ON THESE LONDON STEREOVIEWS

 

Both views are titled “No. 17 St. Paul Cathedral”. Although one has a printed mount and the other is blank, both view seem perfectly identical. But they are not! There’s was a time leap between both images. Can you see it?

Just scroll down to see!

 

 

The difference is below right. On the upper photograph some roofs are gone!

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100 YEARS DIFFERENCE

 

 

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IT’S GONE !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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