1904 Print Antique East River Bridge Williamsburg Fire Roebling Cable TSM1


This is an original 1904 halftone print of the 1902 East River Bridge Fire in New York. Today, the bridge has been dubbed the Williamsburg Bridge, and spans the East River to connect Manhattan to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The 1902 fire began in a worker shack and spread to the cables and foot walks. Damage was minimal, so the Roebling Company, which was in charge of the woven cables and rope, simply spliced new wires together. The bridge opened a year later.


This 107+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is print on the reverse. There is some light bleed through in the margins of this print.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5 x 3.5 inches; 13 x 9 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Gustav Lindenthal, Architecture, Water, Lower East Side