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Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Triple Arches. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(Historic American Engineering Record, Martin Stupich, photographer)

Find this bridge on Drawing 1. It supports the outer edge of the road in an area where there are deep cracks in the rock of the Garden Wall.

Questions for Photo 3

1. In 1918, the National Park Service stated that, "in the construction of roads, . . . particular attention must be devoted always to the harmonizing of these improvements with the landscape." How does this bridge attempt to do that? Do you think it succeeds? Do you agree with the Park Service policy?

2. The photo shows a car moving quickly across the bridge. Do you think the driver would be aware that he was crossing a bridge?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3, but be aware that the file will take as much as 40 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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