|Title||Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridge under construction, Seattle, December 27, 1960 |
|Caption||The two ends of the Tacoma-Seattle-Everett Freeway Bridge across Lake Union are almost meeting as work progresses ahead of schedule. This picture, taken from the west, shows the north end of the bridge at left. The derrick at left is about to lift a piece of steel from the barge.|
This 4, 429-foot-long bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal was completed in fall 1961.
The 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act kicked off the Interstate construction program. Completed in the 1960s, Interstate 5 (I-5), of which the Tacoma-Seattle-Everett Freeway forms a part, is the only Interstate highway running from Canada to Mexico.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Bridges, Freeway, construction, span closing (nears).|
Caption information source: P-I article, 12/28/60; P-I research files; "Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works, " by Paul Dorpat and Genevieve McCoy, 1998.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): December 27, 1960.
|Subjects||Bridge construction--Washington (State)--Seattle; Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle; Canals--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle, Wash.); Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridge (Seattle, Wash.); Hoisting machinery--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
University District (Seattle, Wash.)
Union, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7528.1 |
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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. |