10/24/21 – Marshville Bridge

Throughout 2021 we are featuring events and people from the Sylvester’s Window cityscape project, now available online. The 1874 cityscape includes the Marshville Bridge, built in 1869 to connect downtown Olympia with West Olympia. In this photograph from around that time, we see the bridge in the foreground, spanning the Deschutes Estuary; downtown Olympia is in the center; and beyond, we can see the hillside home of Daniel and Ann Elizabeth Bigelow, now the Bigelow House Museum.  Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross, Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. For more information see http://olympiahistory.org/1874-building-a-railroad/

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