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Suspension Bridge, Saint John, New Brunswick


Black and white image of river, rowboat, woodboat, rock cliffs and suspension bridge
print: Suspension Bridge, Saint John, New Brunswick, c. 1884. John Hammond (1843-1939), etching on laid paper. Gift of Charles Henry Peters, 1931 (15020). Cambrian rocks of the Caledonia Terrane outcrop downriver from the road bridge crossing the St. John River. The original Suspension Bridge shown here was noted in Scientific American, April 7 1866 in an article titled ‘Suspension Bridges of the World’. It read, “The St. John’s bridge, New Brunswick is remarkable and is more especially mentioned here for the picturesque beauty of its situation…”.