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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2985B Boston
March 4, 2017 10:00AMCalender

American School, Early 20th Century The Chain Bridge, Amesbury, Massachusetts

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2017 10:00AM


American School, Early 20th Century

The Chain Bridge, Amesbury, Massachusetts
Watercolor on paper, 21 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (sight), matted and framed.
Condition: Minor tape residue l.r., not examined out of frame.

Note: The 225-foot single-span suspension bridge spans the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Amesbury, Massachusetts. The current bridge was completed in 1910 at the site of two previous bridges; a timber-arch truss bridge which existed between 1792 and 1810, and a wrought-iron chain suspension bridge built in 1810. The current bridge, the subject of this painting, replaced the chain suspension bridge in 1909.
Estimate $400-600

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Amesbury, Newburyport, Amesbury, Massachusetts, Bridges, Chain Bridge, Construction, Essex County, Massachusetts, Geography of Massachusetts, Merrimack River, Newburyport, Massachusetts, Structural engineering, Suspension bridge, Truss bridge