Tag: Chain Bridge

Chain Bridge in 1861

Stunning 1861 Photo of Chain Bridge

We wrote a great post about Chain Bridge a while back. That shared a few images of it, but we recently came across this...
Chain Bridge at the end of the Civil War (Library of Congress)

Why Is It Called Chain Bridge?

In 1872, Congress appropriated $100,000 for a bridge made of iron. Construction lasted until 1874, when it was rechristened "Chain Bridge" without chains.