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Beautiful Bridges On Postcards.

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Posted 09/15/2021   01:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We've already seen the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in this topic, but here's a card that I just bought, with an older, nighttime view of it. As the verb tenses in the text indicate, this postcard was printed when the bridge was still under construction, and when it was mailed on the Fourth of July 1937, the bridge had been open for less than eight months.

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Posted 09/04/2022   4:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reddeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are not beautiful bridges in my eyes. I think the first one is more of a ship postcard with a bridge way off in the background. A lot we got had allot of Connecticut cards in it.




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Posted 09/05/2022   10:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another view of Fernbridge, which I showed in this post on the 2nd page of this thread,
http://goscf.com/t/71699&whichpage=2#654028
Upon completion (1911) it was the longest concrete bridge (1320 feet) in the U. S. It was also the only bridge left crossing the Eel River after the Dec 1964 "1000 year" flood.
Mailed from Shively (Humboldt County, Cal) aboard the Arcata & Elinor RPO, a scarce marking although someone has ripped the stamp from the card.




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Posted 10/02/2022   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's another view of Fernbridge after its first flood. Opened in 1911, it was named the "Queen of Bridges" and is still the longest functional poured concrete bridge in operation in the world.[2]
The bridge survived floods in 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1937, 1953, 1955, 1964 and 1986.[4]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernbridge_(bridge)




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