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Tyler McConnell Bridge and surrounding area aerial and ground photographs

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Hagley Museum and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Creator:
Delaware. Department of Transportation.
Title:
Tyler McConnell Bridge and surrounding area aerial and ground photographs
Date:
1994
Call Number:
259
Extent:
32 images
General Physical Description:
16 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 16 photographic negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
Location:
GL Box 2.
Language:
English
Abstract:
These aerial photographs of the Tyler McConnell Bridge and ground views of the nearby area of Henry Clay Village, Delaware, including the Hagley Museum and Library's entrance, were commissioned by the State of Delaware Department of Transportation. The Tyler McConnell Bridge over the Brandywine River on Route 141 (Centre Road) opened in 1952. The area was documented when research began on building another bridge to replace the current two-lane bridge. There are also views of the Charles I. du Pont house.
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Biography/History

The Tyler McConnell Bridge over the Brandywine River on Route 141 (Centre Road) opened in 1952. The area was documented when research began on building another bridge to replace the current two-lane bridge.

Charles I. du Pont (1797-1869) was a manufacturer and politication. He was the eldest son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and nephew of E. I. du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the DuPont Company. He studied at Mt. Airy College from 1809 to 1813, when he left school to enter business with his father. Charles I. du Pont married in 1824 Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke (1806-1838), daughter of Nicholas Van Dyke (1738-1789), of New Castle, Del. In 1841 he married Ann Ridgely (1815-1898), daughter of Henry Moore Ridgely (1779-1847) of Dover, Delaware. Du Pont was active in civic and political affairs. Du Pont resided at Louviers, the home built by his father, and died there on January 31, 1869.

Scope and Contents

These aerial photographs of the Tyler McConnell Bridge and ground views of the nearby area of Henry Clay Village, Delaware, including the Hagley Museum and Library's entrance, were commissioned by the State of Delaware Department of Transportation. These photos show the area of the proposed dualization of Route 141 (Centre Road) from Route 100 (Monchanin Road) to the DuPont Company's Experimental Station. There are also views of the Charles I. du Pont House.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Aerial photographs.
Personal Name(s)
  • Du Pont, Charles I., ((Charles Irénée),), 1797-1869 -- General subdivision--Homes and haunts.;
Subject(s)
  • Bridges--Delaware--New Castle County.
  • Bridges--History.--Delaware--Brandywine Region

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