|Title||University Bridge night view, Seattle, 1940 |
|Caption||The University Bridge over the Lake Washington Ship Canal opened to traffic in 1919. It was the first bridge in Seattle, perhaps in the country, to use open mesh steel decking. This lighter construction material allowed the bridge to be wider and carry more traffic. Like the Fremont, Montlake, and Ballard bascule bridges, the University Bridge has huge counterweights which lift the spans. This photo captures the bridge's graceful metalwork and street lamp relections on the water. |
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: University Bridge moonlight.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Bridges, University, by moonlight.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): February 26, 1940.
|Subjects||Canals--Washington (State)--Seattle; Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle; University Bridge (Seattle, Wash.); Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle, Wash.); Moon--Washington (State)--Seattle; Night photographs--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7609 |
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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 positive using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. . |