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Drawbridge Collection

"Journey through Time: Exploring the Fascinating World of Drawbridges" Step back in time with us as we delve into the captivating history of drawbridges

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Magere Brug over the river Amstel illuminated at night on foggy evening, Amsterdam

Magere Brug over the river Amstel illuminated at night on foggy evening, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Opening day of Tower Bridge, London 1894

Opening day of Tower Bridge, London 1894
Tower Bridge was designed by Sir Horace Jones and Mr. Wolfe Barry, comprises a permanent footway 142ft above high-water level and a drawbridge for passing ships

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Fascimile of July: Harvesting and Sheep Shearing, from the

Fascimile of July: Harvesting and Sheep Shearing, from the
BAL65830 Fascimile of July: Harvesting and Sheep Shearing, from the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (for original see 8439) by Limbourg Brothers (fl.1400-1416); Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Le Pont de Langlois a Arles, 1888 (w / c, gouache and chalk with pen & ink on paper)

Le Pont de Langlois a Arles, 1888 (w / c, gouache and chalk with pen & ink on paper)
CH380349 Le Pont de Langlois a Arles, 1888 (w/c, gouache and chalk with pen & ink on paper) by Gogh, Vincent van (1853-90); 30.5x30.2 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Dutch

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Malta / Valletta Bridge

Malta / Valletta Bridge
Valletta: Porta Reale, gate and drawbridge over the ditch protecting the inner walls of the city Date: 1909

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: SHIP: MARINE ANGEL, 1953. Aerial view of the Marine Angel, at the time the largest

SHIP: MARINE ANGEL, 1953. Aerial view of the Marine Angel, at the time the largest vessel to travel the Mississippi River and the Illinois Waterway, as it rounds a sharp bend in the Chicago River

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Trip to Neptune: couple in front of Forte Sangallo

Trip to Neptune: couple in front of Forte Sangallo Nettuno. Date of Photograph:05/10/1930

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: USA, Connecticut, Mystic River Bascule bridge lifted

USA, Connecticut, Mystic River Bascule bridge lifted

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Florida, Boca Raton, tugboat cruising on the Intracoastal Waterway

Florida, Boca Raton, tugboat cruising on the Intracoastal Waterway

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Viscount Castle, faade, Pavia

Viscount Castle, faade, Pavia Pavia Castle Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1973. Date of Artwork:1360 - 1399 ca

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Viscount Castle, Pavia

Viscount Castle, Pavia Pavia Castle Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1973. Date of Artwork:1360 - 1399 ca

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Pavia: Viscount's Castle

Pavia: Viscount's Castle Pavia Castle Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1973. Date of Artwork:1360 - 1399 ca

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: The city walls (dating from 1220 A.D.) that surround Cittadella, Padua

The city walls (dating from 1220 A.D.) that surround Cittadella, Padua Cittadella Walls Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1968

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Designs for bridges for climbing up fortified towers and a lock for a chest

Designs for bridges for climbing up fortified towers and a lock for a chest, drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, part of the Codex B (2173), c.21r, housed at the Institut de France

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Sill-le-Guillaume Castle, France

Sill-le-Guillaume Castle, France France Sill-le-Guillaume Castle Early Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1920-1925 ca.. Date of Artwork:XI sec. XV sec

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: The terraces and the drawbridge of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome

The terraces and the drawbridge of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. Rome Castel Sant'Angelo. Castle, Mausoleum Hadrianic Period, Imperial Period, Roman Art, Europe, Ancient Civilization

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Internal entrance to the Castle of S. Angelo, Rome. The dome of San Pietro is visible in

Internal entrance to the Castle of S. Angelo, Rome. The dome of San Pietro is visible in the background. Rome Castle of S

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: View of the Sirmione Castle on Lake Garda. In the foreground

View of the Sirmione Castle on Lake Garda. In the foreground, boats are moored on the banks of the canal. Sirmione Castle, Museum Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: View of Castelvecchio, or Scaligero Castle, in Verona

View of Castelvecchio, or Scaligero Castle, in Verona Verona Castle Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1936. Date of Artwork:1354, XX sec

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA skyline drawbridge at dusk

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA skyline drawbridge at dusk

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Fortifed Norman Manor House (lithograph)

Fortifed Norman Manor House (lithograph)
5999297 Fortifed Norman Manor House (lithograph) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fortifed Norman Manor House)

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: The Drawbridge, March 1888, (1947). Creator: Vincent van Gogh

The Drawbridge, March 1888, (1947). Creator: Vincent van Gogh
The Drawbridge, March 1888, (1947). Wooden footbridge over the canal at Arles in the south of France. Painting, also known as The Langlois Bridge, in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Raising the Drawbridge of the Castle, c1934

Raising the Drawbridge of the Castle, c1934. Illustration showing the drawbridge worked by means of a pivoted beam with a counterweight

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Agave parri, Descanso Gardens, La Canāda, California, USA

Agave parri, Descanso Gardens, La Canāda, California, USA

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Wells Bishops Palace ZEH01_01_23

Wells Bishops Palace ZEH01_01_23
BISHOPs PALACE, WELLS, MENDIP, SOMERSET. Stereoscopic view showing the drawbridge over the moat at the Bishops Palace

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: View of the medieval town of Borghetto sul Mincio and the Visconti bridge

View of the medieval town of Borghetto sul Mincio and the Visconti bridge. Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Veneto, northern Italy, southern Europe

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: United States, Florida, Madeira Beach, Johns Pass Bascule Bridge Opens, John s

United States, Florida, Madeira Beach, Johns Pass Bascule Bridge Opens, John s
United States, Florida, Madeira Beach, Johns Pass Bascule Bridge Opens, Johns Pass Village & Boardwalk, Gulf Of Mexico, The Pass Connects The Gulf Of Mexico With Boca Ciega Bay, Intracoastal Waterway

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: USA, Maine, Ogunquit, Perkins Cove, pedestrian drawbridge

USA, Maine, Ogunquit, Perkins Cove, pedestrian drawbridge

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Russia, St. Petersburg, Center, Dvortsovy Bridge on the Neva River

Russia, St. Petersburg, Center, Dvortsovy Bridge on the Neva River

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Magere Brug illuminated at night on foggy evening, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Magere Brug illuminated at night on foggy evening, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Magere Brug over the river Amstel illuminated at night, Amsterdam, North Holland

Magere Brug over the river Amstel illuminated at night, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Netherlands, North Holland, Enkhuizen. Darwbridge in the Oude Haven (Old Harbor)

Netherlands, North Holland, Enkhuizen. Darwbridge in the Oude Haven (Old Harbor)

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Drawbridge, Wieck, Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

Drawbridge, Wieck, Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Dutch drawbridge of Chicken Market Bridge, Kota, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

Dutch drawbridge of Chicken Market Bridge, Kota, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Ostgrossefehn, East Friesland, Lower Saxony, Germany

Ostgrossefehn, East Friesland, Lower Saxony, Germany

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: The Drawbridge Tower Conway Castle Judges Real

The Drawbridge Tower Conway Castle Judges Real
The, Drawbridge, Tower, Conway, Castle, Judges, real, photo, postcard, 1930, , 13974324

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Palace Drawbridge, Wells, Somerset

Palace Drawbridge, Wells, Somerset - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: The Bastille, Paris

The Bastille, Paris
3784446 The Bastille, Paris; (add.info.: The Bastille, Paris. Exterior of the French prison, showing approaching mob with flaming torches and smoke coming from the prison itself)

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: The Bastille, Paris

The Bastille, Paris
3785194 The Bastille, Paris; (add.info.: The Bastille, Paris. Exterior of the French prison, showing approaching mob with flaming torches and smoke coming from the prison itself)

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Henri IV Entering at Aumale, 1822. Creator: Emile Jean-Horace Vernet

Henri IV Entering at Aumale, 1822. Creator: Emile Jean-Horace Vernet
Henri IV Entering at Aumale, 1822

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: The Palace Gatehouse and Drawbridge, Wells (colour litho)

The Palace Gatehouse and Drawbridge, Wells (colour litho)
3101534 The Palace Gatehouse and Drawbridge, Wells (colour litho) by Haslehust, Ernest William (1866-1949); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Palace Gatehouse and Drawbridge, Wells)

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Enmore Castle, Somerset, seat of the Earl of Egmont

Enmore Castle, Somerset, seat of the Earl of Egmont
5912666 Enmore Castle, Somerset, seat of the Earl of Egmont. by British School, (19th century); (add.info.: Enmore Castle, Somerset, seat of the Earl of Egmont)

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Ms Hunter 41 f. 149r King in a chariot (vellum)

Ms Hunter 41 f. 149r King in a chariot (vellum)
GUL174558 Ms Hunter 41 f.149r King in a chariot (vellum) by Italian School, (15th century); Glasgow University Library, Scotland; © University of Glasgow Library; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Nuremberg, 1493. Creators: Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff

Nuremberg, 1493. Creators: Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff
Nuremberg, 1493. View of the city of Nuremberg in Germany, from (Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: The Porta Galliera, the entrance gate to Bologna and drawbridge with temporary

The Porta Galliera, the entrance gate to Bologna and drawbridge with temporary decorations for the entry of Pope Clement VIII in Bologna in 1598, 1598

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: One of several drawbridge entrances to Malbork fortress

One of several drawbridge entrances to Malbork fortress

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Un chateau - a castle (engraving)

Un chateau - a castle (engraving)
5997548 Un chateau - a castle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Un chateau - a castle)

Background imageDrawbridge Collection: Raised Tower bridges, Fort Point Channel, Boston, c. 1904 (b / w photo)

Raised Tower bridges, Fort Point Channel, Boston, c. 1904 (b / w photo)
5854241 Raised Tower bridges, Fort Point Channel, Boston, c.1904 (b/w photo) by Detroit Publishing Co. (1880-1920); Private Collection; (add.info)



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"Journey through Time: Exploring the Fascinating World of Drawbridges" Step back in time with us as we delve into the captivating history of drawbridges. From ancient fortresses to modern marvels, these iconic structures have played a vital role in connecting people and places throughout the ages. Transport yourself to July's harvest season, where farmers and sheep shearers gather under the watchful eye of a majestic drawbridge. The scene comes alive in "Fascimile of July: Harvesting and Sheep Shearing, " showcasing the bridge's significance as a meeting point for communities. Travel to Arles in 1888, where Vincent van Gogh immortalized "Le Pont de Langlois. " His vibrant watercolor captures not only the beauty of this drawbridge but also its importance as an integral part of daily life for locals. Take flight above the vast expanse of water with "SHIP: MARINE ANGEL, " an awe-inspiring aerial view that showcases one of history's largest drawbridges. This engineering marvel stands tall, symbolizing mankind's triumph over nature's obstacles. Experience London's Tower Bridge on its opening day in 1894, witnessing crowds gathering to witness this architectural masterpiece come to life. Its majestic towers and intricate mechanisms make it more than just a crossing; it is an icon representing innovation and progress. Venture further south to Valletta Bridge in Malta, where old-world charm meets modern convenience. This picturesque drawbridge seamlessly blends into its surroundings while providing essential access between two parts of this enchanting city. Discover Conway Castle Judges Real through the lens of time itself—a fortified Norman Manor House guarded by an imposing drawbridge tower. Immerse yourself in medieval tales as you traverse across this historic gateway. Uncover hidden treasures at Wells' Palace Drawbridge nestled within Somerset's idyllic landscapes.