|Title||Last piece of steel closes span on Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridge, Seattle, 1961 |
|Caption||The last piece of steel closes the 4, 429-foot-long bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, forming part of the Tacoma-Seattle-Everett Freeway.|
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.|
Caption information source: 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): January 4, 1961.
|Subjects||Bridge construction--Washington (State)--Seattle; Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle; Construction workers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle, Wash.); Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridge (Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Eastlake (Seattle, Wash.)
Union, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7529.1 |
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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. |