Freedom Bridge

I took this picture while I was visiting Niagara Falls and I did not realize how important this bridge was for a lot of people and why the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge is also known  as Freedom Bridge, so here’s  a brief history lesson:
In the time leading to the American Civil War, the Underground Railroad helped slaves in the United States escape across the Suspension Bridge to freedom in Canada. After the war, the bridge became a symbol of inspiration to Americans, encouraging them to rebuild their country and pushing them to quickly industrialize their nation.
The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world’s first working railway suspension bridge. It spanned 825 feet (251 m) and stood 2.5 miles (4.0 km) downstream of Niagara Falls from 1855 to 1897. Connecting  Niagara Falls, Ontario to Niagara Falls, New York (the two cities assimilated the towns at the ends of the bridge by 1892),

Quote of the Day:
“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”
  ~Norman B. Rice

About michaeldthomasphotography

I’m a professional photographer based in southern California, specializing in wedding, fashion, model portfolios, glamour, portrait, event photography and photojournalism and event photography.
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8 Responses to Freedom Bridge

  1. Wonderful quote and you know.. I didn’t know this piece of information. Amazing. There should be more black history in classes today in my opinion


  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Love the history of this gorgeous bridge!


  3. dd16591569 says:

    History tells us a lot .. and we will be able to make better future if we spend more time applying those lessons
    Thank you for sharing


  4. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo and the history of its contents. The quote is quite awesome too, I do as described as much as possible but in some cases after a certain point, you must allow folks to arrive at their own place of light AND at their own pace or else they could end up draining you dry. You know?


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