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Long Bridge near the Ferry Bar resort, Baltimore

@ Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center


Photograph of Long Bridge near the Ferry Bar resort on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River in Baltimore, Maryland. Located at the end of Light Street and once the departure point for ferry boats, this wooden bridge carried streetcars as well as other vehicles across the Patapsco River to Brooklyn. In 1916 it was replaced by the Hanover Street Bridge (now Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge), a concrete structure still in use today. On the right are an African American man and woman fishing from the bridge. Tracks are embedded in the roadway, and electric lines for streetcars are suspended above the center of the bridge. On both sides of the bridge are utility poles for electric lines. This photograph appeared in the Baltimore Sun article from January 14, 1951 entitled "I Remember When… …Ferry Bar Was A Thriving Resort" by Benjamin A. Hooper.
Digital Reproduction Of 1 Black And White Photograph; 21 X 25 Cm
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