|Title||Battery Street Tunnel construction, Seattle, 1952 |
|Caption||As of 2013, the Battery Street Tunnel is still the vital component linking the Alaska Way Viaduct and Aurora Avenue/State Route 99. Construction on the tunnel began in the fall of 1952 and was completed two years later with little disruption to the buildings above. The tunnel was built to carry two lanes of traffic in each direction, and included features such as ventilation and fire protection systems with an automatic sprinkler system. The Battery Street Tunnel will eventually be replaced by a new deep-bore tunnel, scheduled to open in 2015. |
In this photo, workers watch as loads of dirt are removed by a crane.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, STREETS, Battery, tunnel.|
Caption information source: Viaducthistory.com.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): December 16, 1952.
|Subjects||Business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Construction workers--Washington (State)--Seattle
Hoisting machinery--Washington (State)--Seattle
Road construction--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12248.1 |
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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 acetate 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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |