|Title||Aurora Bridge and Wallingford neighborhood from south side of Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, 1935 |
|Caption||Seattle's first high bridge, the George Washington Memorial Bridge, was built during the economic depression of the 1930s. Thousands of people came to the opening of the bridge to look at the view and celebrate the city's achievement in building such a monumental structure. The bridge carries Highway 99, once the main north-south route along the west coast of the United States. In Seattle, much of the highway follows Aurora Avenue, and most people call the bridge the Aurora Bridge.|
In this 1935 image, houseboats are visible in the foreground, while Lake Union opens up to the right. The gas plant can be seen on the far shore.
|Notes||The Aurora Bridge is formally known as the George Washington Memorial Bridge.|
Signs in image read: Northwestern[?] Cooperage Company. Brooklyn Laundry.
Handwritten on image: Aurora Bridge.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle; Houseboats--Washington State)--Seattle; Gas industry--Washington (State)--Seattle; Neighborhoods--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Canals--Washington (State)--Seattle; George Washington Memorial Bridge (Seattle, Wash.); Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Wallingford (Seattle, Wash.)
Union, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI20441 |
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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 negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made 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. |