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Peter Ostrander
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Another very interesting photo is the removal of the Kings Bridge bridge in 1913.  It’s a sad fact that the bridge could not have been preserved.  The Bronx Historian and author, Stephen Jenkins, who wrote  the book The Story of the Bronx had tried to preserve the old bridge back at this time.  He was trying to have the bridge dismantled and reinstalled in Van Cortlandt Park next to the mansion. Unfortunately he was not successful, not much has changed in the regarding to historic preservation in the Bronx.

In the photo below notice the horse drawn cart and workers removing the bridge.  Coffer dams were built to the east and west to keep out the Spuyten Duyvil creek.  View is from  south side of bridge on Marble Hill looking North West.

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