A couple of weeks ago I found a tiny 1950’s B&W photo in a desk at the Union County Habitat for Humanity ReStore where I volunteer. On the back was written Savon River Br. After doing some research, I did not find this bridge listed in any search. So I started looking at bridge images in Paris. I found the Ponte Alexander Bridge over the Seine was a perfect match. I used the two photos to paint this painting. I used the photo tools to make the B&W version at the below.
The photo was about an inch and a half square. I love the shot and wanted to paint the picture. The details were very obscure as you can see. So I searched for a photo on line that matched. The bridge below is what I found. From the style of the photo I believe the photo was taken back in the 1950s.
I found this image on line showing the Ponte Alexander Bridge in Paris is almost a perfect match. You can see that there were some upgrades to the bridge and lighting since the original was taken.
This is my Black and White version that I made with the Photo tools on my computer.
If any of you have any idea why the person who took the original might have called it the Savon River Bridge, I would love to hear from you.