|Title||Fresh Kills Bridge|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Date||June 6, 1896|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print on black cardboard mount. View of a large crowd of people standing on a bridge with metal supports and a wooden roadway. In foreground, twelve boys and girls stand across the bridge holding a long garland of leaves and flowers; a large number of men stand behind them on the bridge; another part of the crowd is seen on another structure at left. Printed inscription at bottom left: "FRESH KILLS BRIDGE"; handwritten on photo: "File Bridges".
(Keywords: New York)
|Print size||6.75 x 9|
|Acquisition||Gift of Mrs. Andrew M. Eagon|
|Ownership and History||This photo marks the opening of a new bridge connecting the areas of Greenridge and New Springville, Staten Island. The first bridge in that location was built in 1853, but was poorly constructed and was soon impassable. The new structure, an iron drawbridge, was officially opened on June 6, 1896, and the event was celebrated with a parade, fireworks, and speeches.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2016.|
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