The Elmer L. Foote Lantern Slide Collection has a number of pictures of High Bridge, including some of its original construction and some of the reconstruction. The collection is fairly large and includes many waterfall pictures as well as pictures of various mountain folk. The High Bridge photos begin around number 80 in the collection. Don’t miss slide 81 which shows the reconstruction of the bridge from near the stone towers. Slide 91 shows the completed bridge from the towers.
The pictures in this collection were taken by Foote, who was a Cincinnati photographer and public library staff member. His pictures appeared in the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Many of the slides are hand-tinted, which lends an almost color photograph feel. I love that the Kentuckiana Digital Library is making these pictures available.