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San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

August 17, 1937
Gelatin silver print
Image: 6.7 × 9.9 cm (2 5/8 × 3 7/8 in.)
Paper: 8.4 × 11.6 cm (3 5/16 × 4 9/16 in.)
Gift of Peter J. Cohen
2015.0123.0045
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Inscriptionsrecto (ink): 7. San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge / Ferry headed for Oakland. / Taken on board ferry to San Francisco. Aug. 17-1937.
verso (ink): Part of main span - each tower / stands more than 700 ft. high / from base of pier on floor of bay to / tip - Lower deck has two[underlined] tracks / for interurban cars + three[underlined] lanes for / heavy trucks - Upper deck has six[underlined] / lanes for automobiles / This bridge has a clearance at high[underlined] / tide[underlined] of 185 ft.
Terms
  • bridges (built works)
  • boats
  • personal record
  • snapshots

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