As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was a century lasting from 1 January 1301 , to 31 December 1400 . It is estimated that the century witnessed the death of more than 45 million lives from political and natural disasters in both Europe and the Mongol Empire .
Aerial view of the 14th Street Bridges in 1965, with the old Highway Bridge still in place. The current railroad bridge opened on August 28, 1904, about 150 feet (45 m) upriver from the old bridge.   In the early years, the bridge was often referred to as the "Railroad Bridge" to distinguish it from "Highway Bridge".