Flickr photo of the day: Million dollar bridge

Michael Clemmer

Designed by the famous engineering firm of John E. Greiner, the “million dollar” James River Railroad Bridge made quite a splash in Richmond, Va., when it was completed in 1919. Photographer Bill Dickinson, says, “… the Art Nouveau style speaks of a time when railroads (were) the number one form of transportation. Not merely a utilitarian rail trestle…but a statement of permanence and grandeur.”

The engineering firm founded by Greiner, who died in 1942, continued to oversee huge transportation projects well into the 20th century, including airports in Tampa, Fla., and Denver.

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