Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Bridge -- The Final Chapter

These will be the last shots of the bridge across the Keelung River that I'll be posting here...unless, of course, somebody sends me some more.

Les sent me a batch of photos a few days ago of both the old and new bridges.  The first shots were taken sometime between 1962 and 1966 while the second group shows the construction of the new bridge when the north-south super highway was being built during 1978.

First the batch from the 1962-1966 time period:


And these photos were taken during 1978 as the new bridge was being constructed:



4 comments:

Misty said...

Great series.

In image number 6, what is the tower in the centre of the picture?

Robin Lin said...

Our current president Ma destroyed our history in Taipei. This bridge was build in early 20 century by Japan government. The old people lived in Taipei was very sad...

Harvey said...

I remember in the mid 70's there were sentries posted on either end of the old bridge. During the day they'd be in dress uniform with a side-arm. At night they'd be dressed in fatigues, rifle in hand.

Don said...

I believe you're right, Harvey. I'd completely forgotten about those guys.