|Title||Removal of toll booths on Lake Washington floating bridge, Seattle, 1949 |
|Caption||The first floating bridge across Lake Washington was built at a cost of $9 million. At first, anyone crossing the bridge had to pay a toll to help pay for the bridge. It cost 25 cents for a car and driver, 10 cents for bicycles and 5 cents for passengers and pedestrians. Horse-drawn vehicles paid 35 or 50 cents depending on the number of horses. The bridge was so heavily used that the construction debt was paid off nineteen years ahead of schedule.|
This 1949 photo shows the demolition of the toll booths where people stopped to pay the fee to cross Lake Washington.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Toll Bridge.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Bridges, Lake Washington.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 13, 1949.
|Subjects||Tolls--Washington (State)--Seattle; Demolition--Washington (State)--Seattle; Hoisting machinery--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lacey V. Murrow Bridge (Mercer Island and Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Mount Baker(Seattle, Wash.)
Washington, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7544 |
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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. |