|Title||Parade of vehicles celebrating the end of Lake Washington floating bridge tolls, July 2, 1949 |
|Caption||\When Lake Washington's first floating bridge opened July 2, 1940, all vehicles and passengers had to pay a toll to cross the bridge. Washington state's Department of Transportation thought it would take 19 years worth of bridge tolls to pay off the construction debt, but so many people used the bridge that it took only nine.|
In this photo, taken towards the west on July 2, 1949, a crowd of people watches a parade of vehicles cross and recross the Lake Washington Floating Bridge to celebrate the end of the tolls. The bridge itself is out of sight in the distance.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Lake bridge toll removal.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Bridges, Lake Washington toll removal.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 3, 1949 and July 18, 1949.
|Subjects||Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Crowds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge (Mercer Island and Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7545 |
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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 xxx 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. |