The J. Paul Getty Museum

Gotthardbahn: Brücke über die Göschenenreuss

Object Details

Title:

Gotthardbahn: Brücke über die Göschenenreuss

Artist/Maker:

Adolphe Braun & Cie (French, founded 1876, dissolved 1889)

Culture:

French

Places:

Dornach, France (Place Created)

Göschenen, Switzerland (Place Depicted)

Date:

about 1875–1882

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XO.392.61

Dimensions:

27.9 × 21.6 cm (11 × 8 1/2 in.)

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Object Description

View of a deck truss bridge that spans over a river gorge, as seen from a low vantage point. The edge of the gorge is dotted with a number of multi-story buildings. Visible in the background is an arch bridge that spans over the same gorge.