Thursday, January 10, 2008

Two Bridges And A Loading Dock





Does anyone know the location of the above photos? The photos come from a strip of three negatives. The freighters indicate that the photos were most likely taken near a city with access to the Great Lakes. If anyone can identify the bridges or provide any information about the photos, it would be greatly appreciated. The negatives are from the 1940's.

Thanks to MikeM for identifying the above photos. All photos were taken in Toledo, Ohio. The first photo is of the Anthony Wayne Bridge. The bridge was built in 1931 and spans the Maumee River. If you would like to learn more about the bridge and see numerous color photos, please click here. The second photo is of the Cherry Street Bridge, which is now known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge. The bridge, which also spans the Maumee River, was completed in 1914 at a then unheard of cost of one million dollars. Please click here to see color photos of the bridge as well as a vintage post card. The third photo features the Toledo & Ohio Central coal dock. Coal was delivered via rail to a large coal dumping machine. The machine then transferred the coal to ships as depicted in the photo.

6 Comments:

Anonymous MikeM said...

Toledo, Ohio:

Anthony Wayne Bridge (US-2)
Main Street Bridge
C&O Coal Dock

12:12 AM, January 11, 2008  
Anonymous MikeM said...

Let me modify my last answer: The last photo is the Greenwood Avenue coal dock on the Maumee River, located where the Willis B. Boyer museum ship is now docked.

12:00 PM, January 11, 2008  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the identifications and information! Was the Greenwood Avenue coal dock also known as C&O coal dock # 4? Looking at the area via Fresh Logic Atlas, I do not see the coal loading machines. I assume they no longer exist?

3:35 PM, January 11, 2008  
Anonymous MikeM said...

I think they are long gone. It wasn't dock #4 - all of C&O's coal docks were at the mouth of the Maumee River. Looking around, I see it referred to as the New York Central dock, the Toledo & Ohio Central (part of NYC) dock, or the Ashtabula & Buffalo Dcok Company.

4:38 PM, January 11, 2008  
Anonymous MikeM said...

Here are a few historic photos from the Lucas County Library "Images in Time" collection:

http://66.213.36.5/images/ndrive/Z000/Z00037/Z0003702.jpg

http://66.213.36.5/images/image2/archive/series14/19bb42bb.jpg

http://66.213.36.5/images/image2/archive/series14/19bb462b.jpg

http://66.213.36.5/images/image2/archive/series6/16c2342b.jpg

Go to their search page and search on High Level Bridge, coal dock, Greenwood Avenue, etc. Their site was down for several days, but it appears to be back up now.

7:43 PM, January 14, 2008  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Thanks for the excellent photos and site!

6:52 PM, January 16, 2008  

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