was taken along the Erie Railroad tracks looking west across
the famous Portage High Bridge. The image provides a great view
of the railroad tower that once stood on the east end of the
trestle. It appears that an employee was in the tower when the
photograph was taken.
We are currently
looking for the specific dates that the tower was built or removed.
It doesn' t appear and image taken shortly after the iron bridge
was built (see photo 162), but does
appear in images taken of a bridge work project during World
War II. If anyone has more information on the tower, please send
it to us!
to Karen Gibson Strang for sharing this image with us!