Eugene de Salignac worked for the Department of Bridges from 1903 to 1934. During this time he recorded the building of some of New York's most famous bridges and captured some iconic images like this one of the painters climbing the bridge with no safety equipment. More pictures and info from The New Yorker.

BK Bridge today.

Washington St. looking west. Dumbo 1908.

Dumbo today.

Building the Queensboro Bridge 1907.

Queensboro Bridge today.

We shot the present day pictures during our numerous city journeys later to find a similar "before and after" effect. East Side lifelines to the city captured a decade apart.

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