|Title||Seneca Street off-ramp from Alaskan Way Viaduct under construction, 1961 |
|Caption||Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct carries traffic over the waterfront area, linking the northern part of the city to the industrial area south of the central business district. The first unit of the elevated roadway, from Battery Street to Dearborn Street, was completed in 1953 and a southern extension in 1959. The first downtown off-ramp, at Seneca Street, was added in 1961.|
This 1961 image shows the supports for the Seneca Street off-ramp.
|Notes||Signs in image include: Ariss. Watson & Gault Merchandise Brokers.|
U.S. Insecticide Co., 84 Seneca St.
This street to be clear off all vehicles [...]
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, STREETS, Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seneca St. off-ramp construction.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 31, 1961.
Caption information source: Paul Dorpat and Genevieve McCoy, Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works.
|Subjects||Alaskan Way Viaduct (Seattle, Wash.); Elevated highways--Washington (State)--Seattle; Road construction--Washington (State)--Seattle; Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle; Vehicles--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12227.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |