• Creator
  • Staff PhotographerSeattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Created Date
  • 1932
  • Description
  • 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 pe... more
    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.This February 1932 photo was taken on the opening day of Seattle's George Washington Memorial Bridge. Flags wave in the breeze, and the entire span is crowded with spectators. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative 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 4
  • Rights
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