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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A game: how many mistakes are on this Kerrville postcard?

This is the image of an old Kerrville linen postcard -- printed sometime between 1935 and 1949.  But I think it has a lot of errors.  Let's make it a game: if you see an error, please add it to the comments below.   Thanks to Susan Sander for the loan of this image.
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Linen postcard, Kerrville, showing the Sidney Baker Bridge, around World War II.

10 comments:

  1. The first mistake was tearing it down instead of refurbishing it.

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  2. The walkway was on the other side of the bridge.

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  3. I don't remember a red brick building on the left side of the bridge (left side as you are driving out of town).

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  4. Actually, the current Sidney Baker Bridge is a refurbished bridge; the original bridge (without the iron superstructure) is under the current bridge.

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  5. I have a question? Just what was the purpose of iron coverings on bridges?

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  6. I don't see any deer, bad drivers or scuff marks along the rail. This has to be a fake. haha.

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  7. No 'hill' as you get across the bridge. There is a little incline as you get across the river with Pampells to your right and the old Title Company building to the left.

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  8. Thanks Joe,
    I'm glad to hear that the old bridge structure was not torn down.

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  9. I'm not being very clear, sorry. The old concrete supports of the original bridge are still there. They were widened in mid-1970s, but you can see the old structure still, under the bridge. The steel part, the three "arches" above the road was removed at the same time. The reason they were there: the steel "arches" supported the bridge, which had long spans. In fact, the longest spanned the river. When the bridge was "refurbished" to increase it from 2 lanes to 5, new columns had to be placed under the bridge; the one in the middle of the river is new, as are several others along the bridge. They look different from the old support columns.
    Anyway, I don't think I was very clear earlier today. Sorry about that.

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  10. Joe, what mistakes did you find in the photo?

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