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Penciled on back of photo (a) – 2.1 Bridge one half after the flood

Penciled on back of photo (b) – 1.3 This is the half that was washed away cage goes along the wire rope

Written on back of both photos with blue ballpoint pen – D. Crowe

Panoramic view (2 photos) of 1st bridge damaged by flood, Shannon, 1924 2 B&W photo prints

Photo (a): Left part of panoramic view, showing intact main section of bridge.

Photo (b): Right part of panoramic view, showing washed out section by riverbank. 2 people (unidentified) on riverbank (right). Wire rope (barely visible) between bridge and riverbank allowed a cage to travel across the gap carrying people and goods until punt / ferry service established.

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Panoramic view (2 photos) of 1st bridge damaged by flood, Shannon, 1924

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