|Title||Evergreen Point Bridge pontoons under construction, Seattle, May 1961 |
|Caption||In the early months of 1961, the Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company began work on the 19 pontoons for the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge at a West Seattle dry dock. The pontoons were designed to carry four lanes of Route 520 traffic for a distance of about 1.3 miles across the middle of Lake Washington. Most of the pontoons were 360 feet long, and the company had to enlarge the dry dock to accommodate them.|
This May 1961 photo shows the construction of one of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (Route 520) at the Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company. In 1959, Atkinson built the two-lane pontoons for the Hood Canal Floating Bridge.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Bridges, Lake Washington #2 , pontoons.|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 10, 1961.
|Subjects||Bridge construction--Washington (State)--Seattle; Pontoon bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle; Evergreen Point Bridge (Medina and Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
West Seattle (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7573.3 |
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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. |