The title of this painting by Townshend Phot is Bengal-Nagpur Railway Construction and was taken in the early 1980s in India. This photograph gives the viewer a strong idea of how difficult it was in this era to not only build the railroads but also see how important the railroads were to be for the country. In the photo we can see hundred of people around the valley working to get these railroads complete. We can also see how dangerous it was for people to build these railroads, the bridge that is going across the valley is very flimsy and only pieces of wood are holding it up, but yet there are about 20 people on it at once. Some questions that rise from this photograph is would these people have to dig out this valley by hand? And what was the pay for this harsh work.
This photo Puente de Acambaro by Abel Briquet gives the viewer a different view on the bridges being built in the American Southwest/Mexico. In this photo we can see that the bridges look more stable and possibly made out of wood or even metal because the industrial revolution started at the turn of the 18th century. In this photo we can also see that the terrain was much more different than compared to India, in mexico we see a lot of dry desert and mountainous landscape which could make it more difficult to build bridges. In this photo its crossing a river.