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A bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle, such as a body of water, valley, or road, without closing the way underneath. It is constructed for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle, usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it and the funds available to build it.

Most likely, the earliest bridges were fallen trees and stepping stones, while Neolithic people built boardwalk bridges across marshland. The Arkadiko Bridge dating from the 13th century BC, in the Peloponnese, in southern Greece is one of the oldest arch bridges still in existence and use.

Bridge Media

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Smokestacks and bridge of a steamboat docked at Jackson Square on the Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana
View of Lower Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridge, September 11, 2001
[Architectural plan and elevation of a bridge showing piers, arches, and columns]

[Architectural plan and elevation of a bridge showing piers, arches, a...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: L'architettvra di Leonbatista Alberti / tr. by Cosimo Bartoli. Firenze : Appresso L. Torrentino, 1550. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western... More

[Folding bridge - two views, top extended across moat, bottom folded prior to release; used by infantry during assault on fortress]

[Folding bridge - two views, top extended across moat, bottom folded p...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Le diverse et artificiose machine del capitano Agostino Ramelli. Parigi : 1588. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leona... More

Eygentliche Contrafactur der Statt Sachsenhausen wie dieselbige von der Keyserischen under Herrn General Wachtmeistern Freyherrn von Lamboy und Herrn Obristen Kehrauss mit hülff E.E. Raths zu Franckfurt durch Accord eingenommen worden, den 1121. Augusti, 1635

Eygentliche Contrafactur der Statt Sachsenhausen wie dieselbige von de...

Birds-eye view print shows the Alte Brücke [Old Bridge] on the Main River between Frankfurt and Sachsenhausen during battle in August 1635 when imperialist troops captured Sachsenhausen that had been occupied b... More

A prospect of Bridge Town in Barbados 1695 by Samuel Copen / I. Kip fecit London.

A prospect of Bridge Town in Barbados 1695 by Samuel Copen / I. Kip fe...

Waterfront view of Bridgetown, Barbados. Transfer; Map Division.

[A residential compound with fence and outbuildings near grove of trees and small bridge, with bay and mountains in the background]

[A residential compound with fence and outbuildings near grove of tree...

Title devised by Library staff. Chinese script and two chops in upper left corner.

[A small house or teahouse in a grove of trees and near a small bridge, with pine trees and mountains, and another house in the background]

[A small house or teahouse in a grove of trees and near a small bridge...

Title devised by Library staff. Chinese script and two chops in upper right corner.

[Imaginary view of S. Giacomo di Rialto]

[Imaginary view of S. Giacomo di Rialto]

Print shows the church of San Giacomo di Rialto. Title devised by Library staff. Restrike from a scratched and reworked plate, with signature removed. Constable, no. 20 Forms part of: Gardiner Greene Hubbard co... More

Canaletto - Le Preston. V / A. Canal. f.

Canaletto - Le Preston. V / A. Canal. f.

Print shows pedestrians on the walkway of the waterfront with the canal on the right and buildings and a bridge on the left. Title from item. Constable, no. 14 Forms part of: George Lothrop Bradley collection (... More

Canaletto - [Mountain landscape with three bridges]

Canaletto - [Mountain landscape with three bridges]

George Lothrop Bradley Collection. Constable, no. 25.

[A man crossing a bridge beneath overhanging trees]

[A man crossing a bridge beneath overhanging trees]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Veduta del Ponte e del mausoleo, ...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Veduta del Ponte e del mausoleo, ...

Illustration shows a view from the river of the Castel Sant'Angelo with the bridge, Ponte Sant'Angelo, on the right, Rome, Italy. Prominent features identified by letter with corresponding key printed below ima... More

A map of South Carolina and a part of Georgia. Containing the whole sea-coast; all the islands, inlets, rivers, creeks, parishes, townships, boroughs, roads, and bridges; as also, several plantations, with their proper boundary-lines, their names, and the names of their proprietors.

A map of South Carolina and a part of Georgia. Containing the whole se...

Scale ca. 1:310,000. Relief shown by hachures. Hand colored. "To the Right Honourable George Dunk, Earl of Halifax ... " Includes indexes of propietors of land in South Carolina and Georgia. LC Maps of North Am... More

Utagawa Toyoharu - Ukie naniwa tenmatenjin yomatsuri no zu

Utagawa Toyoharu - Ukie naniwa tenmatenjin yomatsuri no zu

Print shows a festival in honor of Sugawara Michizane taking place at night at the Tenman Tenjin shrine in Osaka; many people crossing a high wooden bridge lined with lanterns over a river filled with boats of ... More

Ryōgokubashi no sekisho, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Ryōgokubashi no sekisho, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Print shows two women on the Ryōgoku Bridge at sunset. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Fūryū edo hakkei : Modern vers... More

Kameido taikobashi, Isoda Koryūsai

Kameido taikobashi, Isoda Koryūsai

Print shows a man, woman, and a child standing on a bridge looking at fish in the stream below. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format... More

Jūgo ōshō

Jūgo ōshō

Print shows Wang Xiang as a child outdoors with two fish on a frozen river in a snow covered landscape.

[Map of British outposts between Burlington and New Bridge, New Jersey, December 1776.

[Map of British outposts between Burlington and New Bridge, New Jersey...

Not drawn to scale. Alternate title in Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: Maps of the road taken by the British troops from New Bridge to Burlington, N.J. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Ha... More

Skecth [sic] of the road from Kings Bridge to White Plains.
Sketch of the road from Paulus Hook and Hobocken to New Bridge.

Sketch of the road from Paulus Hook and Hobocken to New Bridge.

Scale ca. 1:24,000; 800 paces to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Authorship attributed to B. Mo... More

Vue du Chateau de Vincennes sous Charles V / Ransonette, graveur ordinaire de Monfieur.
Reconnoissance de King's bridge. I.

Reconnoissance de King's bridge. I.

Scale ca. 1:7,900; 600 toises = 97 mm. Title from label on verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by shading. Shows forts and redoubts. Tit... More

A Draught of ten lots of ground in the northern liberties of the city of Philadelphia, surveyed the 28th August 1787, beginning at a bridge on the old York Road, N. 2⁰. W. 36 3/4 perches up said road to a corner of Beech Street, thence up said street N. 85⁰. W. 27 perches to a corner of land formerly Edward Roberts'; thence by said land S. 1⁰. E. 45 perches to Peggs Run, thence down said run, N. 78⁰. E. 28 perches to the place of beginning.

A Draught of ten lots of ground in the northern liberties of the city ...

Scale ca. 1:650. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth and paper backing with reinforced edges. Imperfect: Margin deteriorated and torn. Cadastral map. Includes "Annexed coloured plan," ca. 1... More

Plan of the post at Great Bridge, on the south branch of the Elizabeth River, Virginia, establish'd the 5th February 1781.

Plan of the post at Great Bridge, on the south branch of the Elizabeth...

Scale ca. 1:1,300. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789 1453 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651

A sonata, sung by a number of young girls, dressed in white and decked with wreaths and chaplets of flowers, holding baskets of flowers in their hands as General Washington passed under the Triumphal arch raised on the bridge at Trenton, April 2

A sonata, sung by a number of young girls, dressed in white and decked...

Positive Photostat.; Bit in Evans.; Verse.; On verso, Copy 2: {Partial Stamp} Gift Herbert Putnam Sept, 22 1938. {Stamp} ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION SOL BLOOM, Direc... More

View of the bridge over Mystic River & the contry adjacent from Bunker's Hill / engraved by S. Hill.

View of the bridge over Mystic River & the contry adjacent from Bunker...

Print shows bird's-eye view from Bunker Hill of the "Malden Bridge" across the Mystic River, with Medford in the background. Title from item. Illus. in: The Massachusetts magazine, or, Monthly museum of knowled... More

Craigie, Wainwright, and Co. druggists, No. 37, Wall-Street, corner of Hanover-Square, and opposite the Coffee-House, Bridge have imported by the last ships from Euorpe a very large assortment of drugs, medicines, groceries and paints ... New-Yo
Tōto ryōgokubashi yūsuzumi no zu

Tōto ryōgokubashi yūsuzumi no zu

Print shows crowded waterfront scene with pedestrians on the promenade, on the Rogoku Bridge, and waiting in stalls, possibly for boats. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored... More

Sumidagawa funaasobi, Utagawa Toyokuni

Sumidagawa funaasobi, Utagawa Toyokuni

Print showing a bridge crowded with pedestrians over a river jammed with boats. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: One Panel of a... More

Plat of land lying between road to Benning's Bridge & Cool Spring Road.
[Jūichidanme - act eleven of the Chūshingura - headed for the shrine]

[Jūichidanme - act eleven of the Chūshingura - headed for the shrine]

Drawing shows a few men confronting by the 47 rōnin on the Ryogoku Bridge over the Sumida River during the night on their return after attacking Kira Yoshinaka's home and beheading him.

Thomas Jefferson to Robert Bridges, November 23, 1802
Shin ōyama ukikei

Shin ōyama ukikei

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: vertical Koban Nishikie. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Okazaki

Okazaki

Print shows a procession of warlords across a bridge after a winter snowfall at the Okazaki station on the Tōkaidō Road.

Enpo no kihan

Enpo no kihan

Print shows a cluster of thatch-roofed and more substantial buildings in a coastal village, sailboats laden with cargo approaching shore, and a bridge over an inlet.

Ryōgoku, depicting Mount Fuji

Ryōgoku, depicting Mount Fuji

Print shows a bird's-eye view of the Ryōgoku section of Edo (Tokyo) with harbor, boats, and bridge. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. ... More

Seta no sekisho

Seta no sekisho

Print shows clusters of thatched-roof buildings, bridges spanning an inlet, boats in the harbor, during evening in Seta.

William Russell Birch - Schuylkill Bridge, High Street, Philadelphia

William Russell Birch - Schuylkill Bridge, High Street, Philadelphia

Print shows view of the Schuylkill Bridge with an inset showing the bridge covered. Title from item.

Schuylkill Bridge High Street Philadelphia / [drawn by W. Birch ; engraved by S. Seymour].

Schuylkill Bridge High Street Philadelphia / [drawn by W. Birch ; engr...

Print shows a view of the Schuylkill Bridge at High Street, Philadelphia, with exposed frame structure prior to being enclosed; insert at bottom center shows a view of the bridge as covered. On the left, a man ... More

A mournful song, on the death of the wife and child of Mr. Nathaniel Knights, of Windham, who fell off the bridge at the falls above Horse-Beef Mills on Presumpscutt River, February 22, 1807. Written by Thomas Shaw of Standish. 4th ed.

A mournful song, on the death of the wife and child of Mr. Nathaniel K...

Imprint 2 me.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 26, Folder 9.

[Cuts] A mournful song, on the death of the wife and child of Mr. Nathaniel Knights, of Windham, who fell off the bridge at the falls above Horse-Beef Mills, on Presumpscutt River, February 22, 1807. Written by Thomas Shaw, of Standish. Second e

[Cuts] A mournful song, on the death of the wife and child of Mr. Nath...

Positive Photostat.; Part of page wanting.; Verse.; Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; P... More

William Berryman - [View of river with bridge]

William Berryman - [View of river with bridge]

Title transcribed from finding aid.

William Berryman - Spa[nish] Town bridge

William Berryman - Spa[nish] Town bridge

Drawing shows road leading to bridge. Title from item and finding aid. Unpublished finding aid, Drawings of Jamaica by William Berryman, available in LC Prints & Photographs Reading Room.

Ipswich. Massachusetts wollen [sic] manufactory & bridge

Ipswich. Massachusetts wollen [sic] manufactory & bridge

Title from item. Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory, no. 277. (DLC/PP-1995:140.277). Forms part of: John Rubens Smith Collection (Library of Congress).

Architectural drawing for a wooden truss bridge. Bridge plan and elevation

Architectural drawing for a wooden truss bridge. Bridge plan and eleva...

Preliminary drawing showing bridge as plan and elevation; engineering drawing. UNIT title devised. Date based on truss type and date of Bulfinch's last known work. Drawing not signed; attribution based on drawi... More

Nihonbashi yori fuji o miru zu

Nihonbashi yori fuji o miru zu

Print shows pedestrians on a high-arched bridge over the Nihonbashi River with a view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print special... More

Ponts naturels d'Icononzo / dessiné d'après une esquisse de Mr. de Humboldt ; et gravé par Gmelin à Rome.

Ponts naturels d'Icononzo / dessiné d'après une esquisse de Mr. de Hum...

Illustration showing a natural bridge spanning a deep river gorge in Icononzo, Colombia. Title from item. Illus. in: Vues des Cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique / Alexander von Humboldt... More

Wild cassia near Bridge Tavn(?), west of Sp[anish] T[own]--February 8, 1815
Canals. Bridges - view: fig 42, section fig. 41, plan fig. 40 G. Murray sc

Canals. Bridges - view: fig 42, section fig. 41, plan fig. 40 G. Murra...

Print shows three views of a bridge over a canal, side view, end view, and overhead view. Title from item. Printed on upper right corner: Plate VI. (DLC/PP-2001:068). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection ... More

Kameido tenjin, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Kameido tenjin, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Print shows a woman sitting on the floor looking at a wall hanging of the bridge at the Kameido Tenjin shrine. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in ... More

Ryōgokubashi no nōryō, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Ryōgokubashi no nōryō, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Print shows a throng of men and women standing on or crossing the Ryōgoku Bridge during a festival or celebration. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists... More

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Draw bridge over Potomac at George Town, D.C. / J.R.S.

Drawing shows the Chain Bridge spanning the Potomac River at Georgetown, Washington, D.C., with a covered wagon on the bridge; also shows men loading a boat with barrels from a loading dock at left center, with... More

The junction of the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers / painted by W.G. Wall ; finished by I. Hill.

The junction of the Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers / painted by W.G. Wall...

Print shows the confluence of the Sacandaga and Hudson rivers with some rapids at the junction; also shows a broad view of the landscape with pasture lands, rolling hills, and buildings near a bridge, with carr... More

Washington's reception on the bridge at Trenton in 1789 on his way to be inaugurated 1st pres[iden]t of the U.S. / Engraved by T. Kelley.

Washington's reception on the bridge at Trenton in 1789 on his way to ...

Print shows Washington and soldiers passing through a garlanded canopy labeled "The hero who defended the mothers will protect the daughters" as girls and young women toss flowers in their path. Title from item... More

The Upper Schuylkill Bridge at Philadelphia, from the S.E. The greatest known span, by nearly 100 feet drawn by C.A. Busby, archt. ; engraved by M. Dubourg 1 Buzton Place Lambeth

The Upper Schuylkill Bridge at Philadelphia, from the S.E. The greates...

Print shows the Upper Ferry or Colossus Bridge spanning the Schuylkill River at Callowhill Street in Philadelphia, a single span, slightly arched, covered bridge, also shows a detail of a "plan", "transverse se... More

Fukagawa mannenbashi shita, Katsushika Hokusai

Fukagawa mannenbashi shita, Katsushika Hokusai

Print shows pedestrians crossing a high-arched bridge spanning a river with a fisherman and a boat in the foreground, view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Ni... More

50 dollars reward. Ran away from the subsriber, living in Prince George's County, near the Governor's Bridge, on the 26th of December, a bright mulatto boy, named Daniel ... Richard Duckett. March 30, 1826.
Belvidere Bridge over Jones's Falls, Baltimore, Aug. 1828

Belvidere Bridge over Jones's Falls, Baltimore, Aug. 1828

(DLC/PP-1995:140.427) Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory no. 427. Title from item. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library of Congress).

Kōyō saruhashi no zu Andō Hiroshige

Kōyō saruhashi no zu Andō Hiroshige

Print shows steep cliffs with a bridge spanning the chasm above an inlet, with view of full moon between the cliffs. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialis... More

Fujigawa jōryū secchū

Fujigawa jōryū secchū

Print shows two boats on the Fuji River in a steep canyon, with bridge spanning the river, in a snow-covered landscape during winter.

Utagawa Hiroshige - Nihonbashi, Ando Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige - Nihonbashi, Ando Hiroshige

Print shows porters carrying bundles across the Nihon Bridge on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Tōk... More

Fukagawa mannenbashi sita, Katsushika Hokusai

Fukagawa mannenbashi sita, Katsushika Hokusai

Print shows pedestrians crossing bridge spanning river, with boats on the river and and a person fishing from a rock, also a view of Mount Fuji in the distance. Title and other descriptive information compiled ... More

The new London bridge, as it appeared on Monday, August 1st, 1831, at the ceremony of opening by their Majesties

The new London bridge, as it appeared on Monday, August 1st, 1831, at ...

Print shows balloon possibly piloted by British balloonist Charles Green ascending over New London Bridge on the occasion of its opening, August 31, 1831, witnessed by William IV, King of Great Britain. (Source... More

Nihonbashi no hakuu, Andō Hiroshige

Nihonbashi no hakuu, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows pedestrians crossing the Nihon bridge over the Nihonbashi River during a rain storm; view of Mount Fuji in the distance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo... More

Ryōgokubashi nōryō, Andō Hiroshige

Ryōgokubashi nōryō, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows many pedestrians on the Ryōgoku Bridge and several boats in the water beneath the bridge, at evening. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists ... More

Nihonbashi [2nd edition], Andō Hiroshige

Nihonbashi [2nd edition], Andō Hiroshige

Print shows travelers and porters crossing the bridge at the Nihonbashi station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. F... More

Okazaki, Andō Hiroshige

Okazaki, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows porters and retainers carrying bundles and a sedan chair across the bridge at the Okazaki station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo p... More

Kakegawa, Andō Hiroshige

Kakegawa, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows elderly people walking across the bridge at the Kakegawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From... More

Keishi, Andō Hiroshige

Keishi, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows pedestrians and porters walking across the Sanjo Ohashi Bridge spanning a river at the Kyoto station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Ed... More

Sesshū ajigawaguchi tenpōsan, Katsushika Hokusai

Sesshū ajigawaguchi tenpōsan, Katsushika Hokusai

Print shows a coastal community with shrine, bridges over inlets, seawalls, and many pilgrims or travelers on the roadways, also boats moored offshore among pilings. Title and other descriptive information comp... More

Okazaki, Andō Hiroshige

Okazaki, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows travelers on a bridge across a river with buildings in the background at the Okazaki station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print ... More

Treasury department, April 11th, 1833. The President of the United States having decided on the plan of the bridge authorized to be built across the Potomac river, at the City of Washington, proposals, sealed and endorsed, will be received by th

Treasury department, April 11th, 1833. The President of the United Sta...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 195, Folder 4.

Eitaibashi tsukuda oki isaribune Andō Hiroshige

Eitaibashi tsukuda oki isaribune Andō Hiroshige

Print shows pedestrians with palanquin crossing bridge with large boats moored in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Fr... More

Yoshida, Andō Hiroshige

Yoshida, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows scaffolding around a temple building on the right and on the left people walking across a bridge spanning a river at the Yoshida station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information ... More

Kakegawa, Andō Hiroshige

Kakegawa, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows travelers crossing a bridge on a windy day, a kite flies overhead, and workers in a rice paddy in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print ... More

Fujisawa zu, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Fujisawa zu, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Print shows a woman standing on a cloud, watching pilgrims near a bridge and a torii at the 7th station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print s... More

Shinobazu no ike, Andō Hiroshige

Shinobazu no ike, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows pedestrians on a tree-lined promenade that bisects the Shinobazu Pond, with buidings on stilts along the shoreline. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo prin... More

Hampstead-Road bridge. Septr. 5th 1836
Nihonbashi yukibare, Andō Hiroshige

Nihonbashi yukibare, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows pedestrians crossing bridge over river, boats on the river, during winter, after a snowfall, with view of Mount Fuji in the distance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-... More

Eitaibashi no zu, Andō Hiroshige

Eitaibashi no zu, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows boats in the foreground and pedestrians crossing the Eitai Bridge spanning the river in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialist... More

Chart of the Potomac River and Eastern Branch from the Sister Islands to Geesboro Point and thence to the Navy Yard Bridge : with the topography of the adjacent country : made in pursuance of a resolution of the Corporation of the City of Washington, approved 26th May 1837 /

Chart of the Potomac River and Eastern Branch from the Sister Islands ...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Also shows block numbers and major buildings. "Approved--T.C. Mendenhall, Superintendent, U.S.C. & G.S." Includes text. Available also through t... More

Shinobazu no ike benten no hokora Andō Hiroshige

Shinobazu no ike benten no hokora Andō Hiroshige

Print shows pedestrians on a bridge across Shinobazu Pond leading to the Benten shrine; pine trees along the bridge, buildings on pilings extending into the pond, and buildings of the town in the background. Ti... More

Ryōgoku hanabi no zu

Ryōgoku hanabi no zu

Print shows pedestrians and onlookers crossing wooden bridge spanning a river and standing on side of roadway, watching fireworks burst overhead, in the night sky; also, many boats on the river.

Eitai bashi Fukagawa shinchi Andō Hiroshige

Eitai bashi Fukagawa shinchi Andō Hiroshige

Print shows pedestrians crossing large wooden bridge spanning a river or inlet at Fukagawa; also shows large ships in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Ed... More

Nihonbashi yukibare, Andō Hiroshige

Nihonbashi yukibare, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows pedestrians crossing bridge over river, boats on the river, after a snowfall, with view of Mount Fuji in the distance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo p... More

Koganeibashi no sekishō, depicting Mount Fuji

Koganeibashi no sekishō, depicting Mount Fuji

Print shows a bridge across a canal with flowering cherry trees along the banks, a small cluster of low buildings, and a view of Mount Fuji in the background.

Yoshida, Andō Hiroshige

Yoshida, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows travelers crossing a bridge, with village and temple buildings in the background, at the Yoshida station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsore... More

Utagawa Hiroshige - Ikegami no banshō, Andō Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige - Ikegami no banshō, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows low buildings in the foreground that may be shops related to the temple, largely obscured by trees, across the bridge and in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichi... More

William Corcoran's subdivision of lots : between High & Congress & Bridge & Gay streets, Georgetown D.C.

William Corcoran's subdivision of lots : between High & Congress & Bri...

Cadastral map showing landowners' names. Covers block bounded by Wisconsin Av., N, 31st, and M streets N.W. "Sept. 19th 1839." Title in ink in 2 hands on verso. Pen-and-ink. Soiled and stained. Available also t... More

Map of Maine : constructed from the most correct surveys with sectional distances and elevations, or level, of the St. Croix River from Calais Bridge deduced from the states survey /

Map of Maine : constructed from the most correct surveys with sectiona...

Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth and accompanied by 2 photocopies of the map, one positive and one negative, both sec... More

[View of Hozu River and Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan]

[View of Hozu River and Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan]

Ukiyo-e drawing illustration showing a boatman poling his raft past blooming cherry trees as people walk across the Togetsu Bridge. Illus. in: Hiroshige gajō, early 1840s. Title devised by Library staff. Publis... More

High Bridge and high service works and reservoir

High Bridge and high service works and reservoir

Print shows the High Bridge and aqueduct spanning the Harlem River to the pumping station and reservoir. Title from item. Illus. from: Manual of the Corporation for the City of New York. New York : Common Council, 184-.

Vue prise du Pont Neuf à Paris / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Martens, sc.

Vue prise du Pont Neuf à Paris / daguérreotype, Lerebours ; Martens, s...

View near the Pont Neuf, including equestrian statue of Henri IV, Paris, France. Illus. in: Excursions Daguerriennes. Paris: Rittner et Goupil, etc., 1842, plate 20. Print based on daguerreotype by N. P. Lerebours.

New suspension bridge at Fairmount, Philadelphia, constructed by Charles Ellet Jr., C.E. / W. Croome, del; engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Smille.

New suspension bridge at Fairmount, Philadelphia, constructed by Charl...

Drawn and engraved expressly for Graham's Magazine. Title from item. Gift; Joseph Verner Reed; 1955 July 22.

Map of Maine : constructed from the most correct surveys with sectional distances and elevations, or level, of the St. Croix River from Calais Bridge deduced from the states survey /

Map of Maine : constructed from the most correct surveys with sectiona...

Relief shown by hachures. LC copy hand colored. Folded in leather cover 13 x 8 cm. Front cover detached. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Child lost. Samuel Bender left his home on Thursday, the 13th inst., and crossed the Long Bridge, in company with another boy, to pick blackberries, and was seen the day following on the Leesbury road; since when no correct tiding have been obta
Okazaki, Andō Hiroshige

Okazaki, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows a wooden bridge from below spanning a river at the Okazaki station on the Tōkaidō Road; man on horseback crossing the bridge, boats on the river, and buildings in the near background, mountains in t... More

Sumida gawa no tsuki Andō Hiroshige

Sumida gawa no tsuki Andō Hiroshige

Print shows a full moon shining on pedestrians crossing a bridge over inlet with boats and buildings nearby, and the Sumida River and mountains in the background. Title and other descriptive information compile... More

Georgetown. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Georgetown. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Etching showing view of bridge in Georgetown. Title from item. On verso: Etching in Morrison's Stranger's Guide, 1862.

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