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The Most Beautiful Bridges Across America

The Library of Congress celebrated years of sharing photos by selecting stunning images of bridges.

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Back in 2016, the Library of Congress decided to celebrate eight years of sharing pictures on Flickr by posting one picture a day for eight days. The pictures were all of, oddly enough, bridges. Why bridges? When the Library of Congress started sharing photos in Flickr back in 2008, they also helped Flickr launch The Commons, which has grown to connect historical and contemporary photographs from more than 100 different archives, libraries and museums all over the world. So for the Library of Congress, bridges represent building global connections in the digital world through sharing historical images online. People can still add to the bridges collection and you can check out some of shots below.

Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer
Lion Bridge, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida
Lowe, Jet, photographer
VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING CENTER PIER AND TRUSS SEATS – Calipso Bridge, Spanning Yellowstone River, Terry, Prairie County, MT
1980.
Red Jacket concrete bridge dedication, Aug. 22, 1911
Detroit Publishing Co., publisher
Tower bridges, Fort Point Channel, Boston, Mass.
c1904.
Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
Office Bridge (also called Westfir Covered Bridge) is a covered bridge in Westfir, Lane County, Oregon
Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
2012.
Berlin (now Brunswick), Md. Pontoon bridge and ruins of the stone bridge across the Potomac (destroyed in 1861)
New York & bridges from Brooklyn
c1913.