Monday, October 26, 2015

Bridge 1818 and Big Four RR Bridge

Western Sun and General Advertiser Nov 21, 1818

 A Bridge to Let 

I wish to contract for the building a bridge across a piece of low ground, of about 25 rod long within three quarters of a mile of Vincennes on the west side of Wabash River, Ill.  The materials of the Bridge to be of hewed timber and plank, the plank will be furnished by me.  Any person desirous of undertaking the work by application to me or Charles Smith in Vincennes, can get a liberal contract and the Cash paid at the completion of the work or if requested a part of the money will be advanced. Thomas Anderson, in the Christian Settlement. November 10,1818

The writing on the photograph above:
 Big Four Bridge and Waterworks on Ambraw River Lawrenceville, IL
It is not dated.
If an observant reader could explain where the photographer was standing when the picture was taken that would be wonderful....even more if the reader/photographer took a picture from the same spot today....

Ladies, have you made your reservations for Lunch and Learn Nov 4?