Photographs of historical railway bridges (ca. 1882-1966)

This collection includes photographs of bridges in the Swiss Federal Railways' former Kreis II. They were taken around the period from 1882 to 1966. The Kreis II had its administrative center in Lucerne and was one out of three major regions in which the Swiss railway network was divided from 1923 to 1998 (from 1902 to 1923 there used to be five regions).As the middle one of the three areas the region covered the region around Basel, the Mittelland region, the Lake Lucerne Region, the Emmental, the eastern Bernese Oberland and all of Ticino. In the 19th century this area was largely operated by the Schweizerische Centralbahn, the Gotthard Railway and the Jura-Simplon Railway. Some of the bridges depicted date back to the time of the private railway companies. Most of these photographs have been preserved in the form of paper prints and have been digitized in 2012. They are part of the extensive photo archive of the Heritage Foundation SBB (SBB Historic).

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Fotografien von historischen Eisenbahnbrücken (ca. 1882-1966)
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Issued date
June 28, 2016
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January 1, 1882 - December 31, 1966
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SBB Historic – Stiftung Historisches Erbe der SBB
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SBB Historic – Stiftung Historisches Erbe der SBB
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