This is definitely Endom Bridge (DeSiard Street Bridge). I think it is the view from the West Monroe side looking back at Monroe. The water looks a bit low! The bridge was brand new when this was taken!
Ouachita Parish Public Library photo collection - Photo number 1761 This is a beautiful old postcard, showing what Endom Bridge looked like not long after it was built. I love all the ornate iron work at the top! The little building on the right was a toll booth.
The ULM Special Collections Department has many of the Griffin Studio negatives of the 1932 flood. They are all online at the Louisiana Digital Library site and on the ULM Library catalog. One of the more interesting flood pictures (to me) shows the river side view from the back of the buildings on South Grand … Continue reading 1932 Flood photos
Underside of Endom BridgeLibrary of Congress Collection Very few have seen the underside of Endom Bridge. This one was taken around 1968 by the Federal government as part of their historic American buildings survey. To see the entire photo collection on Endom bridge, go here: https://www.loc.gov/item/la0392/ .
From the Collection of the Ouachita Parish Public Library. The above photo comes from a scrapbook held in the Special Collections department. It shows the Pargoud Line steamboat the Bob Blanks coming through one of the bridges at Monroe. I believe that is the railroad bridge and the person taking the photo is standing on … Continue reading Steamer Bob Blanks in 1907
Great little postcard, probably taken around 1910 or so. No cars, just horses and buggies!
This is a great shot of the Monroe Traffic Bridge (now known as Endom Bridge) which opened April 27, 1899. Notice the toll booth on the right!
I love this one! The water was incredibly low during the summer of 1907. Can you imagine wading across the Ouachita? The big building in the foreground is Ouachita National Bank and Central Savings Bank and Trust Company building built the year before on Grand Street. It would be torn down the 70's. The building … Continue reading Monroe’s Riverfront in 1907.