|Title||Night view of Lake Washington floating bridge, Seattle, 1940 |
|Caption||Work on the world's first large-scale floating bridge began in the late 1930s, and the bridge opened for traffic on July 2, 1940. The concrete roadway from Seattle to the eastern shore of Lake Washington floats on pontoons which are anchored to the lake bottom. The bridge helped the World War II war effort by shortening the commute between Seattle's eastern suburbs and the downtown industrial area. It also helped lead to the expansion of the suburbs.|
This photo looks to the east over the Lake Washington Floating Bridge towards Mercer Island. The bridge has been named in memory of Lacey V. Murrow, former head of the state's highway department.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Bridges, Lake Washington, Mercer pontoon bridge, night view.|
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 30, 1940.
|Subjects||Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge (Mercer Island and Seattle, Wash.); Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Pontoon bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle; Washington, Lake (Washington) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7539.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |