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The Bridge over the Jordan
The Bridge over the Jordan [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "We have in the above picture a representation of a bridge over the Jordan. It is a midern structure and evidently not very permanent. Till the Romans came there were no bridges in Palestine. 'Like the name for font, the name for bridge, does not occur in the Old Tesament.' But two ancient bridges span the River Jordan: The one, Jisr Benât Yercob--the Bridge of Jacob's Daughter, vol. 3, page 1295. The other, the Jisr-el Magamia, is the one over the Jordan south of Lake Tiberias. It is built of trap rock and has one grand central arch with three small ones. The bridge represented above is mainly used by the natives as a foot bridge. This bridge affords the only means of crossing the Jordan for many miles. The photographic view shows, besides bridge and river, the foliage and flowers that ornament attractively many portions of the Jordan." "Franklin Co Eng-Chi" is printed at the bottom of the photograph
A wooden truss bridge over the Jordan River
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5484 LVii210CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries