• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 1949
  • Description
  • In July 1940, crowds gathered for the formal dedication of Lake Washington's first floating bridge. At first, anyone crossing the bridge paid a toll to help pay for the construction. So much traffic used the bridge that the bond debt of $5.5 million was paid off in nine years, half the time predicted. On July 3, 1949, crowds gathered again, this time to celebrate the end of the tolls.This photo shows lines of cars and pedestrians ready to cros... more
    In July 1940, crowds gathered for the formal dedication of Lake Washington's first floating bridge. At first, anyone crossing the bridge paid a toll to help pay for the construction. So much traffic used the bridge that the bond debt of $5.5 million was paid off in nine years, half the time predicted. On July 3, 1949, crowds gathered again, this time to celebrate the end of the tolls.This photo shows lines of cars and pedestrians ready to cross the floating bridge to Mercer Island. It was taken on July 3, 1949 when bridge tolls ended. 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
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