Eads Bridge (faux wet plate collodion)

With all these flowers I’ll probably post a color version of the Eads Bridge too, but being its completion was way back in 1874 I couldn’t resist sharing a fake wet plate version first.

Sherlock Holmes: “Look at those towering structures. It’s the first combination of¬†bascule and suspension bridge ever attempted. Most innovative. What an industrious empire.”

– Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes

About this image: digital photograph heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion