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1876-Engraving of Easton PA/Phillipsburg NJ scanned from old history book | by Peachhead (4,000,000 views!)
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1876-Engraving of Easton PA/Phillipsburg NJ scanned from old history book

Cool old engraving scanned from an old Easton history book. Standing south of the Morris Canal entrance on the NJ side and looking NW towards Easton in the background. Note that in the year of this engraving, 1876, the Northampton Street Bridge was a covered bridge (on right middle of engraving). The present day iron bridge wasn't built until 1895. There appears to be some sort of railroad bridge in the foreground but the Lehigh and Hudson iron truss bridge wasn't built until the latter part of the century. It may be the iron skirting around the bottom of the Central RR of New Jersey bridge. This engraving is looking north on the Delaware River with Easton, PA on the left and Phillipsburg, NJ on the right and foreground. This is just south of the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. The entrance to the Morris Canal was in the foreground.

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Uploaded on June 12, 2005